Jasmine dedicated her time in the Work-Based Learning program as an intern with the Georgia Health Care Association located in Stockbridge. As Blalock describes it, she was able to get a better glimpse into the business side of the healthcare industry as well as other facets of the field.
Her time spent working and learning in a health care-related field will enhanced her plans to purse a degree in nursing this fall thanks to her time spent learning from those who have already chosen the industry for their careers. Blalock has plans on attending Georgia State University. She would like to focus her studies and career on the neonatal side of nursing.
Deborah Gilliam, Stockbridge High School’s Work-Based Learning Instructional Leader, has many students she oversees in her program, but Blalock’s strong will and determination were two traits that helped her stand out above the rest this year.
“She works hard,” said Gilliam, “and I applaud the enthusiasm that she has brought to the Work-Based Learning Program.”
Mendee Rock, mentor to Blalock and Vice President of Membership Services for the Georgia Health Care Association, had many positive things to say about her intern.
“Although I would love to keep her on staff, I look forward to seeing her move on to obtain her college degree and become one of Georgia’s future successful businesswomen,” said Rock. “I have observed her grow into a capable, vibrant and confident professional. She is highly motivated and has a strong desire to succeed.”
For more information on Work-Based Learning and other ongoing programs in the Henry County School System, visit here.
J.D. Hardin Communications Specialist for Henry County Schools contributed to this article.