Sister Margo Young
A native of Manteca, Sister Margo began her formal education at Lincoln and St. Anthony elementary schools. After her sophomore year at Manteca High School, she transferred to San Luis Rey Academy in Southern California, when she entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood novitiate.
After receiving her Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential in Dayton, Ohio and spending time teaching school, she received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Wright State University. In 1990, Sister Margo finished medical school and earned her M.D. degree.
Armed with this impressive educational background, she has gone on to serve the poorest of the poor all over the world. After serving as a hospital Director and Chaplain in India, she spent 13 years in Guatemala, practicing medicine and helping during earthquake disasters. Sister went from village to village, covering five communities in three months.
In 2010, Sister came “home” to Manteca to be named a Distinguished Graduate of St. Anthony School. Currently, she is a Community Outreach Physician at St. Bernardine’s Medical Center in San Bernardino.
With her years of helping people by teaching, counseling and practicing medicine, Sister Margo is one of those rare individuals who has been able to combine her skills within the religious life to give part of the world’s people a better life.
It is appropriate that she be honored by inclusion in the Manteca Hall of Fame.