Area Students Participating in the Mentorship Academy at NMMC
TUPELO, Miss.—Area students participating in the Mentorship Academy at North Mississippi Medical Center are (front row, from left) Jozie Lindsey, Mooreville; Luke Grissom, Tupelo; Jaliah Tiggs, Plantersville; Jasmina Heard, Shannon; Yeraldi Gonzalez, Ecru; Vanessa Lopez, Ecru; Zanya Bogan, Shannon; Destini Bailey, Shannon; Nyla White, Shannon; (second row, from left) Mya Walker, Verona; Shun Johnson, Tupelo; Audrey Burt, Tupelo; Adriata Smith, Tupelo; Summer Holley, Nettleton; Caitlin Allen, Nettleton; Precious Golden; Pontotoc; (third row, from left) Ana Rose Hamblin, New Albany; Isibelle Jackson, West Union; Kacilyn Pegues, Shannon; (fourth row, from left) Kaylee Pickens, Nettleton; Abigail Swearingen, Tupelo; and Diamond Bradley, Tupelo. Tahlia Lewis of Shannon, Brianna Posey of Tupelo, and Jayla Stewart and Brooke Kirk, both of Saltillo, also participated.
Students attended after-school classes for six weeks and received 80 hours of certified nursing assistant training this summer at Itawamba Community College. This training prepares participants to take the certification exam in July and gives them a head start on a career in health care. The NMMC Mentorship Academy is made possible by a grant from the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi and The Bower Foundation. For more information about the Mentorship Academy, call (662) 377-3245 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).