A total of 19 seniors from the Dripping Springs High School Health Science Academy passed health science certification exams for personal trainer, pharmacy technician, and medical assistant. This is the highest number of certifications earned since DSHS began offering this opportunity.
The Pharmacy Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant certifications have been offered the past three years; this is the first year for the Personal Trainer course of study. Three of the newly certified personal trainers already are working in internships with Swift Sessions, a local sports performance facility and one of the pharmacy technicians is employed at Walgreen's.
Passing the certification requirements for Certified Personal Trainer were: Matthew Hernandez, Emma Jones, Joshua Malcom, Alexa Smith, and Tyler Wolff.
Students who have passed the exam to earn certification as Certified Pharmacy Technicians are: Chloe Aguilar, Carson Darling, Katherine Farber, Jessica Heinz, Isabella Tyler, and Jeffrey Walker.
New Certified Clinical Medical Assistants are: Yesenia Collazo, Audrey Dykoff, Cassedy Fuselier, Avery Kalsu, Evelyn Ortega, Dylan Smith, and Colby White.
Isabella Tyler received certification as both a Pharmacy Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant.
Approximately 30 additional DSHS students will be taking an exam this month in one of these areas. The exam process has been slowed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.