Before an audience of family, friends and instructors, the graduates participated in a traditional ritual where they received their nursing pins from their instructors, and then lit their Lamps of Knowledge and recited the health professional covenant.
During the ceremony, several students were honored by their classmates with the presentation of the Mary Alice Lopez Award and the Merit Award.
Each year, members of the graduating class nominate a peer who best demonstrates what it means to be a nurse. The 2018 Mary Alice Lopez Award was presented to Porfirio Gonzalez. The Merit Award recipient is Isabel Lerma.
Congratulations to the ZHS Nursing Assistant students and their instructor Tracy Humphries, R.N.
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