Sixteen Waxahachie High students will graduate with their clinical medical assistant certification in the first year offered in the district.

The Billy Bates Career and Technology Center offers 16 career clusters that prepare students for future studies and the workforce. The health science cluster offers seniors the opportunity to study and test for industry-based certifications in various health care professions.

The clinical medical assistant program is a rigorous program that includes knowledge and skills such as vital signs and measurements, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, pharmacy calculations and drugs, performing injections, and many other healthcare-related skills.

After successful completion of curriculum and meeting all eligibility requirements of the respective program, students qualified to take the National Healthcareer Association certification exam. Students who passed the exam received the accreditation.

WHS is proud to announce the first class of students who earned a clinical medical assistant certification.

• Aleena Borjas

• Sarah Buchanan

• Nayeli Cruz

• Jessica Gonzalez-Hernandez

• Mackenzie Hodge

• Emily Mackel

• Kohl Maness

• Hannah Martinez

• Abigail Richard

• Makayla Ross-Tell

• Jakob Salvador

• Jovana Sierra

• Kenadi Thompson

• Zaira Vasquez

• Ian Walker

•Savannah Woods

These students successfully completed all of the above requirements and have passed the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) CCMA national certification exam to earn certification. For more information about Health Science Technology Education events or courses, contact Lindsay Savala at 972.923.4614 or