The Attala Center of Holmes Community College held a Pinning Ceremony for the graduating Practical Nursing Class of 2020 on June 25 at the center in Kosciusko. Included in the ceremony were the face-to-face students and the first graduates of the hybrid PN program.
Nineteen students were recognized during the ceremony including face-to-face graduates: Kristi Bagwell of McCool; Brianna Branch of Sallis; Lexie Brown of Kosciusko; Lanie Davis of Lexington; Christina Dossett of Winona; Jordan Eldridge of Winona; Meagan Henry of Carthage; LaKenya Latiker of Carthage; Carrie Lee of Kosciusko; Carley McClain of French Camp; Brittany McDaniel of McCool; Tiffany Sisney of Kosciusko; and Lanikka Thompson of Durant. Hybrid graduates included: Erin Hopkins of Richland, Sherita Latiker of Carthage, Lisa Nipper of Chatham, Jennifer Potts of Water Valley, Brandy Raines of Pontotoc and Cherry Singh of Ridgeland.
Each graduate entered the multi-room individually with their parents and received their diploma cover, pin and candle. They each heard a message from Class President Jordan Eldridge and a welcome from PN Chair and Instructor Dr. Christi Blair before reciting the nursing oath.
Awards for the face-to-face class included: valedictorian, Kristi Bagwell; salutatorian, Christina Dossett; and honors, Carrie Lee, Carley McClain, and Meagan Henry. Valedictorian for the hybrid class was Jennifer Potts while Cherry Singh and Brandy Raines were salutatorians.
Along with Eldridge, the other officers included: Carrie Lee, Vice-President; Brianna Branch, Secretary; and Brittany McDaniel, Treasurer.
To see a gallery of pictures, go to Attala PN Gallery.