Each year in June, the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary honors its graduating Junior Volunteers as they finish their high school careers and prepare for their futures. On June 10, 2019, Auxiliary members, hospital leaders and proud parents gathered to honor two special Junior Volunteers with scholarships for their continued education.
Alyssa Mendoza was awarded the Audrey Woodburn Scholarship for $1,500. Alyssa became a Junior Volunteer in June 2016, and served in the CMH Gift Shop and Maternal Child Health department. Over the last three years, Alyssa accumulated over 550 hours of service to the hospital. Her commitment to the patients and community earned her second place for Community Service at Foothill Technology High School. Alyssa plans to continue her education at Ventura College and major in Nursing Science.
Trinity Durborow received the Maria Cavallo Scholarship for $3,000. Trinity has been a Junior Volunteer in the CMH Gift Shop since June 2017 and has given over 315 hours. Her academic excellence is evident with an exceptional 4.57 grade point average. While a student at Foothill Technology High School, Maria was co-founder and secretary of “WE,” a student organization dedicated to organizing fundraisers and generating community support. She also worked with at-risk middle school students on a garden project. Trinity received the “Most Achieved Senior” award and graduated summa cum laude. She plans to attend the University of California, Berkley, and major in Public Health with an emphasis on global and reproductive health.
Founded on a tradition of service, the CMH Auxiliary augments CMH’s programs and services. Auxiliary members share a common interest in helping others and providing comfort and assistance to patients and their families. Junior Volunteers are between the ages of 14 and 18.
Visit https://www.cmhshealth.org/about/cmh-auxiliary/ to learn more about becoming a Junior Volunteer or an Auxiliary member.