More Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) students than ever are graduating from high school, with professional health science certifications that enable them to immediately step into the workforce. Over the past three years, interest in earning Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certifications has increased greatly. This resulted in the district not only offering a CNA dual enrollment program with South Texas College (STC), but to also offer the training through Careers Unlimited.

            In 2016, 22 Mission CISD high school students earned their CNA certifications. In 2017, that grew by a handful. This year, 62 students have completed their CNA requirements. Twenty-five of them through the dual enrollment program with STC and 37 through Careers Unlimited. The passing rate of students in the dual enrollment program on the state certification exam was 100%.

            Completing their CNA requirements this year through the district’s dual enrollment program with STC are: Analy Barajas, Carolina De Leon, Diana Gamez, Victoria Gonzalez, Samantha Hernandez, Rayleen Nava, Kimberly Pacheco, Vanessa Zavala, Mya Belton, Mercedes Cuevas-Rendon, Karliza Garza, Valeria Guerra, Sarah Marquez, Sendy Raudales, Jessica Rodriguez, Daisy Suarez, Kayla Cantu, Sidney Cantu, Marisol Carrillo, Anneth Espiritu, Keila Garza, Ximena Lopez, Tanya Rodriguez, Ruby Salazar, Rosalinda Sandoval.

            Completing their CNA requirements this year through the district’s Careers Unlimited training program are: Delilah Moreno, Jaqueline Garcia, Ashlynn Contreras, Alondra Garza, Yasmin Castillo, Aylin Longoria, Lizeth Soto, Alexis Trevino, Daisy Carrillo, Adamaris Silva-Contreras, Brianna Garcia, Nidia Villagomes, Xochilth Garza-Lara, Kathya Moreno, Kaesy Diaz-Martinez, Kassandra Martinez, Rafael De Leon, D’banhi Ramirez, Jesus Aparcicio, Sarahi Rico, Josue Silva, Destanie Garcia, Gerardo Gonzalez, Aliza Arevalo, Vanessa Botello, Dulce M. Garcia, Brenda Ruiz, Elisa Zaragoza, Carolina Franco, Rosalin Saenz, Jacqueline Zamarron, Brendy Hernandez, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Jose R. Rodriguez, Angela Salazar, Yahaira Elizondo, Abigail Garza.

            Pictured are most of the students from Mission High School and Veterans Memorial High School who earned their professional CNA certifications this school year.