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by The Press and Standard | May 28, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: May 25, 2016 at 1:59 pm
Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) held a closing ceremony for its Health Careers Academy (HCA) on Thursday May 12 for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The ceremony was held to showcase HCA students’ achievements and scholar activities. Throughout the year, HCA students participate in monthly classes, guest speaker events, community service opportunities and service learning commitments.
The highlight of the evening was the White Coat Ceremony for the HCA seniors. The ceremony symbolizes each student’s transition to the next step in the health careers pipeline.
The HCA seniors were required to complete a Capstone Service Learning Project within the community. Six seniors were recognized and appointed to receive white coats with a blue embroidered HCA and Lowcountry AHEC symbol. These members demonstrated great dedication throughout their high school career and will be continuing their educational journey to a post-secondary institution.
The Health Careers Program Coordinator Katura Williams, M.Ed., said, “I am very proud of this year’s HCA senior class, and I look forward to seeing my students transition into health professions”.