Twelve seniors at Henderson High School have passed the National Healthcare Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam, marking their readiness for the healthcare workforce. Phlebotomy technicians are able to draw blood from patients for medical testing or donation. 

The most recent group of certified students includes Lily Hathorn, Marvalous Jacobs, Gracie Shippey, Ava Avila, Grace Propes, Aysia Murphy, Genesis Villanueva, Lynaya Williams, A'Dreyvia Bagley, Arnisha Alexander, and Libby Rockey, and Hazen Adkison. Certification represents an important milestone in the students' healthcare careers, confirming they have mastered a set of skills recognized nationally, which can enhance their job prospects after graduation.

“I’m so proud of these students,” said Superintendent Dr. Thurston Lamb. “It’s great to know we can offer the training and skills to our students so they can do a job well. But to get national recognition through a certification program like this–and earn it before they graduate high school–that puts our kids on the path to even greater success. And helping kids is what we want to do every day.”

Lamb credited the students and faculty for their dedication and hard work in preparing for the certification exam. With more testing scheduled later this month, he said he expects even more students to achieve certification before the end of the school year. Lamb noted that these certifications, along with more than 400 given out over the year in a variety of fields, underscore Henderson High School’s focus on career and technology programs and providing students with practical skills for their future careers.