At the January 10 William Floyd Board of Education meeting, the Board recognized the William Floyd students who participated in the Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) Health Careers Academic Readiness and Excellence (HCARE) summer program, which gives students the opportunity to experience health careers such as occupational therapy, forensic science, physician assistant and EMT/paramedic, through interactive and hands-on presentations with members of the Stony Brook University faculty. The program, designed for juniors and seniors, also gave students the opportunity to practice interview skills, learn about the college and financial aid process and more.
For their efforts, the students received certificates from the Board, as well as ceremonial white coats from Erik Flynn, Clinical Lecturer, SHTM, Stony Brook University. At the meeting, these William Floyd juniors and seniors donned the coats to signify their commitment to their future careers and the development of leadership opportunities in the health field.
“During the summer program, students also demonstrated leadership and communication skills through team building exercises which show that health care is a team effort,” said Mr. Flynn. “These activities culminated in a greater student awareness of allied health career opportunities and their great potential to be the leaders of the future.”
Congratulations to the following students: Fatima Bhatti, Jenni Cabrera, Brianna Capersino, Bethany Carr, Abdul Gillani, Kerrith Guardado, Briana Malone, Raul Seura-Muriel, Kimberly St Fleur, Kiana Telano, Julia Troost, Michael Thomas and Anthony Zayas.