The Merrillville Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees recently recognized nine MHS students who completed the requirements to become CNAs (certified nursing assistants).
These students successfully passed the Indiana State test and clinical exam, earning them the ability to take care of patients in hospitals, long-term residential facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, adult daycares and more.
Nursing Coordinator Tina Foreman presented each one with a pin, and the students received their certificates in front of board members, corporation administrators and family members. The group consisted of eight seniors and one junior.
Caption for photo: Photo front row from left: Bob Phelps, director of technology and CTE; Marissa Ford; Destiny Lilly; Alyssa Noland; Kionna Rodgers, junior; Azhia Strong; Sierra Weaver; Michael Knocke, MHS assistant principal for Career and Technical Education.
Middle row: Aysia Kirklen; Kamryn Harris; Tina Foreman, nursing coordinator.
Back row School Board members: James Donohue; Mark Lucas, secretary; Judy Dunlap, vice president; Linda Jonaitis, president; Delena Thomas; and Nick Brown, superintendent. Not pictured: Angelica Villarreal. View the photo gallery.