Barry Tech students Samantha Herrera (left), Manhasset UFSD, and Arlene Perez (center), Baldwin UFSD, are joined by Instructor Karen McClean as they prepare for the first blood drive of the year.
“We are extremely proud of our students’ critical contribution to the blood drive,” said Barry Tech Principal Peter Dalton. “While community service is a core value here at Barry Tech, the work these students have put in is more than community outreach — it’s a demonstration of their dedication to their chosen field.”
“A Barry Tech education goes beyond the classroom experience,” said Medical Assisting Teacher Joan Lambert. “Students must apply what they have learned in the real world. By enrolling in the Medical Assisting program, these young men and women made a commitment to help save lives. They have made good on that commitment through this event.”
Barry Tech’s Medical Assisting program prepares high school students for continuing education and careers in the ever-expanding field of healthcare. Students in this course of study prepare for the national exam and work toward establishing themselves as certified medical assistants. The course is taught by teacher Joan Lambert, a Registered Nurse and Certified First Aid and CPR Trainer for The American Heart Association. Ms. Lambert has more than 20 years of experience has a healthcare teacher.