This morning, North Cascade Eye Associates had the privilege of presenting an award certificate to Burlington-Edison High School Senior Miranda Wesen. Since Dr. Nannette Crowell first created it in 2003, the Excellence in Education Scholarship has been an eagerly-anticipated part of Cascadia Eye’s community mission activities.
Each spring, volunteers from our staff go through applications from seniors who plan on entering a medical field for their career, and choose their top three. Then the doctors and our administrator choose the award recipient from there. They might be future doctors, nurses, medical technicians, medical coding specialists, or patient services coordinators, but our scholarship students are always special.
Miranda impressed us because she not only knows she wants a pre-med degree in the sciences at Pacific Lutheran University, but also has the goal of joining Doctors Without Borders after medical school. Since one of our missions is providing medical care to underprivileged parts of the world, we were pleased to encourage this goal for her. In addition to getting excellent grades at BEHS, she also has been volunteering at the Skagit Valley Hospital and went on a service trip to Guatemala, where she realized this was what she wanted to do.
Congratulations, Miranda, recipient of our Twelfth Annual Excellence in Education Scholarship!