Priscilla earned certification as a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant through Everest Institute and went on to be hired by OBGYN Associates of Holland.
Priscilla’s grandmother was a nurse which which is probably why Priscilla dreamed of a higher education degree in the medical field. But achieving her dream wasn’t easy. Priscilla faced a number of personal challenges.
In her junior year of high school she moved to Saginaw because of family circumstances. That meant leaving not only her friends, but the Hope College’s Trio Upward Bound program in which she had been participating since the 8th grade.
In her senior year, Priscilla found a way to return, wanting to graduate with the friends she had known for so many years and to be involved again with the Upward Bound program which she knew would help her prepare for college.
Elizabeth Colburn had this to say about Priscilla:
“Priscilla is a focused student who does not back away from a challenge. Determined to meet her goals, Priscilla works hard and completes each task to the best of her ability.”
Priscilla’s advice for high school students:
“Don’t let anything come between you and your dreams.”
To learn more about the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship, visit www.cfhz.org/hzpromise