By Pearledna Shropshire
Only Karina Diaz and Kyle Hill were available to attend the Lindsay Hospital Scholarships Guild luncheon at China's Alley on Saturday, May 15. But a dozen $500 scholarships were awarded to students who are attending or previously attended Lindsay High School and are studying for a career in medically related fields. The scholarships are also available to Strathmore Union High School students although none applied this year.
Karina Diaz will be entering the nursing program at College of the Sequoias to become a registered nurse. Kyle Hill, a senior at Fresno State, received his fourth guild scholarship. He is applying to the master's program with the goal of becoming a sports physical therapist.
Other winners include Daniela Rangel, who plans to study medicine at UCLA and specialize in obstetrics.
Vanessa Manzo plans to attend Porterville College to become a registered nurse. Manzo expects to go on to UC Bakersfield and expand her career options.
Victoria Carlos is attending San Joaquin College in Bakersfield to become an operating room (OR) nurse. Eventually she may become a certified anesthesiologist or midwife.
Sarah Linarez is a sophomore at CSU Fresno studying pre-med. This is her second guild scholarship. She hopes to become a medical doctor.
Melanie Ferrill will be attending Fresno City College where she plans to study radiology.
Marcela Estrada is going to UC Santa Barbara and plans to earn a doctorate in psychology.
Daniel Ybarra is in his last year at CSU Fresno studying the physical therapy master's program. Ybarra, the oldest of three brothers all pursuing medical careers, plans to open his own rehabilitation center and eventually become an orthopedic surgeon.
Antonio Ybarra is, at this time, with a medical group taking medicine into Mexico. He attends UCLA.
Mario Ybarra is a senior at UC Berkeley in pre-med.
Faviola Morales will be attending Porterville College and plans a career as a registered nurse.
The Guild extends it's congratulations to all of the recipients.