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Students received their Certified Nursing Assistant certificates in May 2022
Daniel O`Brien

Congratulations to 11 students in the Minuteman High School Health Assisting career major who recently received their Certified Nursing Assistant Certificates after several months of clinical work and Covid-related obstacles.

The students wore masks and shields and took other precautions to care for patients at long-term care facilities and made up for time lost during quarantine.

These students can now begin working in the healthcare field... and some of them haven't even graduated yet. "They need to be congratulated immensely," said Health Assisting teacher Nicole Copithorne, RN, BSN, M.Ed. "I am so unbelievably proud of them. Honestly, they are the main reason why us teachers do what we do."

Students received their Certified Nursing Assistant certificates in May 2022


Pictured from left:

  • Eleanor Silvadurso of Arlington, who will attend University of New Hampshire in the fall
  • Ryan Jones of Arlington, who will attend Regis College in the fall
  • Brooke Vaughan of Belmont, who will attend Regis College in the fall
  • Layla Lubin of Concord, who will attend Curry College in the fall
  • Lilly Campbell of Arlington, a junior
  • Nyah Bordeau of Billerica, a junior
  • Emma Heckman of Needham, a junior
Four students received their CNA certificates in June 2022

Pictured from left:

  • Matthew Mancini of Belmont, a class of 2022 graduate
  • Lily Valdez Greenwood of Arlington, a junior
  • Sophia Magdaleno of Stow, a junior
  • Manhoor Bibi of Watertown, a junior