Thirteen students from South Lake High School and 10 students from East Ridge High School recently passed the State of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Exam to become licensed healthcare workers.
“These students have worked after-school hours and weekends to prepare for this exam and their hard work was evident as they were required to pass both a 50-question test and a practical exam where random skills were chosen to test their competence,” said Patricia Kry, RN, MSN/ED at South Lake High.
South Lake High students who passed the exam includes: Alicia Bangle; Amber Schober; Jamie Small; Abbey Perez; Marcy Vasquez; Paris Jackson; Katie Groves; Heather Worrall; Daniela Murillo; Keysha Jaime; Ashley McDonald; Caitlin McGirr; and Whitney Kraayenhof.
East Ridge High students who passed the exam includes: Natalia Acebal, Markeith Allen, Meagen Boisvert, Christine Dejesus, Deanna Eason, Melissa Feltner, Veronica Flores, Abigail Jackson, Mason Joyner and Victoria Venezia.
Lake County Schools features robust CTE programs at all of its high and middle schools. The curriculum consists of 99 individual programs, which encompass 30 career areas at the high school level and five career exploration areas at the middle school level. Lake County’s 10 middle schools and eight high schools house 100 industry-standard laboratories. More than 10,000 students take CTE classes each year. Programs of study are varied and technically challenging, and include Plant Biotechnology, Engineering, Gaming and Simulation, Automation and Production (Robotics), Culinary Arts, Allied Health, Television Production and Architectural Drafting (these are only eight of the 30 high school programs offered).