INTRODUCING SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
Would you like to share the accomplishments of your Class of 2023 student? The Senior Spotlight is just the place to do it! Submit your senior's story to Mrs. Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- One submission per senior student
- 250 words maximum
- 1-2 photos
- Published in the Falconer weekly and posted to the Senior Spotlight webpage.
- The school has the right to edit stories for content.
- If more that 2 photos are submitted, the school will choose a maximum of 2
Mrs. Gibson will collect and edit the stories for publishing.
Brooklyn Jones had a busy and productive summer. In addition to taking two classes at Dallas College, something she has done every summer during her high school years, Brooklyn completed the training and passed the State of Texas written and clinical examinations to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). She also took the training for CPR for adults, CPR for children, and Code Blue, receiving her Basic Life Support certification from the American Heart Association. These licenses and certifications allow her to work as a CNA when she is ready.
The CNA course took three weeks, and students learned 30 basic skills. They also received practical experience in a hospital setting through Faith Forward Academy. Brooklyn was the youngest student in the class. She took the written and the practical portions of the state exam, which required her to demonstrate five of the 30 skills (randomly chosen) in front of her peers and a proctor. She received an “A” in the course and passed the practical exam, becoming the first one in her class to be certified.
Brooklyn said she is motivated by her desire to become a CRNA (a nurse anesthetist). She sees these certifications as a stepping-stone towards that goal. To become a CRNA, she will complete an undergraduate degree, followed by a four-year internship. She has always been interested in the healthcare profession and remembers watching television shows about the E.R. constantly when she was younger. That’s when she became hooked on the idea of being a nurse. She is eager to move forward towards that end.
Brooklyn is well on her way: This summer she received an invitation to apply to two universities, Mary Hardin Baylor University and Hardin Simmons University. She applied and was accepted to both within three days. She visited Mary Hardin Baylor, and while she says she liked it, her dream school is the University of Miami. She will be applying there this fall.
Brooklyn said her other motivation is making her parents proud, which helps her stay committed to her goals. We are all proud of her accomplishments! Congratulations, Brooklyn!