Veronica Sanchez was raised in an agricultural community called Lamont. She was the first in her family to attend college and graduated cum laude from CSUB in 2010. She has aspirations to one day become a doctor. She volunteers weekly in the emergency department at Kern Medical Center. She hopes to return to Bakersfield after medical school and become a physician that gives back to the community by volunteering in outreach clinics.
Excerpt from her essay:
"As he lay motionless on the ER table, bleeding from the two stabbings to his chest, I realized this was where I wanted to be. Throughout my adolescence, the thought of becoming a doctor always lingered in the back of my mind. But when I thought about it, I was quickly overcome by the fearful question, "who am I to become a doctor?" I knew nothing about how to earn a baccalaureate, let alone a medical degree. When I attended high school, it was always a struggle for me and it only got harder in college. That is where MyWritingLabPlus came in."
- Veronica Sanchez
Prizes totaling over $900!
First Prize: $350 and other prizes
Second Prize: $100 and other prizes
Third Prize: $50 and other prizes
Fourth and Fifth Place: Various Prizes