The 2019 PLTC Nursing Graduates are pictured (front row, l-r): Tesla Krajewski, Katie House, Alexandria Cross, Anita Leach, Linita Simmons, Tierra Little, Lindsey Nicholson, and Karli Rucker. 

(Middle row, l-r): Kenyatta Moody, Abby Tuter, Alex Tophinke, Kuira Hoenig, Jennifer Burnett, Erica Szombathy, Sarah Simpson, and Kanishia Moody. 

(Back row, l-r): Elizabeth MacLean, Linsey Lovelace, Christina Chambers, Tessa Schmidt, Christal Lewis, Cheryl Litton, Christina Scarborough.

The 2019 Practical Nursing class from Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia held their 45th graduation ceremony at the Clopton High School gymnasium on Tuesday, July 12 at 6 pm.  

Twenty-three students graduated from the program, one of the highest numbers of graduating students in a class in the school’s history.

Michelle Booth, Practical Nursing Coordinator, began the ceremony when she stated, “I am extremely proud of our students.  This accomplishment is something each student has worked very hard for in the last 11 months.”  The speaker for the evening was Lindsey Nicholson, President of the Student Nursing Organization.

During the graduation exercises, several students were presented with the following awards and honors: Tessa Schmidt - the Community Service Award; Alex Tophinke - two Hospice Care Awards; Class President Lindsey Nicholson - Leadership Award; Linsey Lovelace, Tesla Krajewski, Sarah Simpson, and Kuira Hoenig - Outstanding Attendance Award; Tierra Little, Kenyatta Moody, Christina Scarborough, Kuira Hoenig, Erica Szombathy, Christina Chambers, and Kanishia Moody - Outstanding Student Award. Tessa Schmidt, Katie House, Karli Rucker, Linita Simmons, Elizabeth MacLean, Jennifer Burnett, and Tesla Krajewski - Clinical Excellence Award; Tesla Krajewski - Salutatorian Award; and Lindsey Nicholson - Valedictorian Award.

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