Laura High School's “Candle Lighting and Pinning Ceremony” on Wednesday, February 7, pinned 23 seniors from the Health Academy 2 (HA2) and 11 more from the Teacher Academy 2 (TA2) to confirm their hands-on practicum learning at the Ministry of Health and Education.
The chief nurse, Mrs. Joni Nashion, congratulated all the HA2 students as well as instructed them that they will be working closely with the practicums from the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI), the small group that visited to witness the occurrence. TA2 practicums will focus on their hands-on learning in teaching, aiming to serve primary classrooms. They will be shadowing the teachers in their classrooms learning the teaching methods each school has to offer.
LHS principal, Mr. Jimmy Kemem, stated that this is a good opportunity designed to let the senior students explore their interests of learning and let them personally experience the reality of their first career choices before they move into their college-level pursuits. The theme for this year’s pinning ceremony is, “With brave wings we fly, we dream, and prepare for a better tomorrow.” The ceremony started at 2 pm and ended around 4 pm.
Here is the list of the HA2 and TA2 students below.
Health Academy 2 particums:
Rhema Aiseia, Erickson Allen, Kamikazee Balos, Padee Barron, Bianca Bukajela, Justin Briand, Harold Elbon, Jusilla Fredy, Jason Heran, Maureen Helkena, Joro Helias, Donald Jibbwa, Joy Joran, Cartina Joream, Kios Kaminaga, Tamara Kaneko, Natasha Konouy, Kicky Laibwij, Edwina Langmos, Yolalyn Loren, Terry Mark, Roseko Sawej, and Sharon Wonne.
Teacher Academy 2 particums:
Herontha Anjain, Kesia David, Ram Jetton, Joyous Joran, Belle Jorbelle, Johnsay Ketwan, Jercy Komanta, Garles Lang, Boti Launit, Matson Manutil, and Melen Morris.