ROTARY AWARD WINNER
Congratulations to McKenna, a second year student in the Advanced Medicine program at the Livonia Career Technical Center. McKenna is an extraordinary young woman who is helpful, hard working, mature, and radiates a positive attitude that inspires those around her.
McKenna participated this year in the Health Occupations Students of America CPR/First Aid event. She was a regional finalist in her event and competed at the HOSA State competition in Traverse City this past April. McKenna has identified Nursing as her intended profession and is utilizing her HOSA event as an opportunity to gain more skills and experience related to that role as a step on her way to a career as a Registered Nurse. McKenna was able to secure an experience at St. Mary Mercy Hospital where she spent 15 hours shadowing a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. It is impressive for McKenna to be so intent on her career path; her display of an incredible work ethic and mindfulness of her future are to be commended.
McKenna is very self-directed, and sets the standard for other students. She is compassionate and helpful. She is always willing to step up and assist someone who is experiencing difficulty. McKenna possesses the intellectual capability, emotional maturity, and the drive to be very successful in the medical profession. McKenna will be an asset to the medical field and an excellent patient advocate. She is intelligent, compassionate, creative, determined, an excellent problem solver, and always a team player.
McKenna has been admitted to Schoolcraft College for Fall 2016, where she plans to work on her pre-requisites for nursing. I am confident that McKenna will continue her exemplary performance in her undergraduate studies and in all of her future endeavors. She is most deserving of the Livonia Youth Rotary Vocational Award.