Layla Lubin '22
Layla Lubin, of Concord, was in the Health Assisting career major and graduated in 2022. Prior to graduation, Layla received her Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate along with numerous industry-recognized credentials and scholarships. She will attend Curry College and was accepted into 11 additional colleges or universities.
While at Minuteman, Layla worked part-time at the Brookhaven assisted living facility in Lexington. She was also a Student Ambassador, Peer Leader, Cheerleader, player on the Girls Softball Team and a member of the National Honors Society. Layla is following in the footsteps of her mother, who works in healthcare.
Q: Why did you choose Minuteman?
It’s a great opportunity to get ahead in life. Minuteman has a lot of things other schools don’t have, like really good technology, and you’re part of a community. Your shop (career major) becomes really important to you. It’s a great way to get a big first step in life and prepare you for opportunities after high school.
Q: What makes Minuteman different from other high schools?
You’re like a family. You work closely with other people and build bonds in a way you wouldn’t at a traditional high school. It’s cool to meet people who are not all from the same town.
In June 2022, seven students in the Health Assisting program received their Certified Nursing Assistant certificates, which allows them to work in the field. Layla Lubin is pictured fourth from left.
Q: Can you describe your experience working at an assisted living facility for course credit?
I worked as a dietary aide at an assisted living facility. A lot of what I did was serving food and helping the residents feel at home. … A lot of the residents are older and needed some extra help. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease – you see a lot of that. We had learned a lot about helping elderly people in our Health Assisting class. I got to see things that we learned about in class, and that was really cool.
Q: What did you like the most about being on the cheerleading and softball teams?
My favorite part of cheerleaders is that … we’re some of the first students who welcome incoming freshmen before the first day of school. I’ve made some of my best friends from our cheer team and softball team, and I’ve made so many bonds with my coaches. I look up to them for help with anything I need at Minuteman. If I’m having a rough day, those are the people I go to.
Q: What moments at Minuteman make you proud or were memorable?
I’m proud of getting into the National Honors Society because I pushed myself and worked really hard. I’m grateful for the teachers at Minuteman High School because they care about you and your wellbeing. I also really enjoyed the Cheer Team. We became a family, which is amazing and something I’m grateful for. You really create family here. I had a shop (career major) family, a cheer family, and a softball family. You meet amazing coaches who you can talk to about anything.
Q: What would you like to do after high school?
After high school, I want to go to college to become a registered nurse. I would like to work in the labor and delivery field and be with kids in a pediatric setting.