One of Mountain View Medical Group's favorite traditions is awarding two $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in a medically-related field. This year we had a wonderful pool of applicants and we are excited to announce our winners!
Echo Crockett graduated from Palmer High School and is interested in anesthesiology. Echo was a student ambassador for the Educating Students of Color (ECOC) Summit for five years. The ECOC is a non-profit organization that encourages students of color to pursue higher education and provide support for students, teachers and parents to ensure student success. Attending high school in downtown Colorado Springs, Echo also had a close-up view of homelessness in our community. Seeing the homeless with their animals outside in the harsh winter weather, Echo was inspired to start her own non-profit, Cans for Canines to feed those animals. Over the past three years, her charity has provided dog food for animals via donations to The Springs Rescue Mission and National Mill Dog Rescue. Echo will be attending the University of Denver this fall and is the first in her family to attend college. Best wishes to Echo!
Isabelle Snyder graduated from Woodland Park High School and plans to study medical microbiology. Isabelle was involved in a variety of school activities including National Honor Society, Student Council (Treasurer), Beta Club (President and Chair of the Thanksgiving food drive) and Key Club (Treasurer). She also volunteered at her church and for a Christian organization called Feed My Starving Children, which provides food, education and medical aid to children living in poverty around the world. She plans to continue work with service organizations while studying at Colorado State University. She hopes that her work in microbiology research will ultimately benefit public health issues such as antibiotic resistance and developing cures for "superbugs." Congratulations to Isabelle!