'IT FEELS GOOD TO HELP PEOPLE'
Vance nursing assistant program graduates its first class.
Fifteen newly certified nursing assistants accepted the torch passed down from veterans of the trade.
At Southern Vance High School on Tuesday, students from the nursing assistant program graduated after taking three specialized science classes and completing 40 hours of training in a retirement home.
The ceremony marked the program’s first graduating class. Graduates were adorned with pins and handed certificates of completion.
The students in the program are seniors who can use the training to pursue an education in health-related fields.
“It kind of gives us a head start over everybody else,” said senior Deja Hargrove.