Makayla Parkes, Health Occupations senior from New Brighton School District, is on her second binder of college acceptance letters and scholarships. This future health professional student has accumulated a combined total of $79,000 in scholarships for her first year of school, ranging from $4k to $21,500 per year, most of which are recurring. WOW!
Currently, Ms. Parkes has been accepted to the following colleges/universities (and those with an * awarded scholarships):
- Community College of Beaver County
- Clarion University of Pennsylvania
- * Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
- * Point Park University
- * Robert Morris University
- The University of Akron
- * Thiel College
- * University of Maine at Presque Isle
- * Waynesburg University
- Youngstown State University
Makayla comments, “Being enrolled in Health Occupations has pushed me harder to do better in all my classes at New Brighton. Because of this program, I was able to establish my career goal and that has made a huge difference for me academically.”
Makayla’s main goal is to be an RN and she already plans to pursue her BSN. She mentioned that her clinical rotation time will help her to determine a working environment and specialty in the health industry.
What do her personal circle of supporters think? Makayla mentioned just how proud her mom is and how she gets excited to see all the different packets and letters arrive in the mail. Ms. Theresa Cairns, Health Occupations Instructor and Ms. Izz, Health Occupations Instructional Assistant, are also proud of Makayla. Ms. Cairns said, “The opportunities open to Makayla do not surprise me with the type of student she is. She is dedicated and hardworking. She is helpful to others and involved in the program, especially HOSA (the program’s student organization) and volunteering when she can. I am very proud of her and know she will make a great decision among those opportunities!“
Makayla, we at BCCTC, think this is some sort of record for the program and couldn’t be more excited about your future! No matter what school you select, without question, you will be successful and eventually be an AMAZING medical professional! All the best to you!