Four receive nursing degrees

HERKIMER — Four area students have graduated and received awards from the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES adult practical nurse program.

They are Jessica Freeze and Rachel Pakenas, both of Canajoharie; Jose Alvarado of St. Johnsville; and Gerricka Fahy of Fort Plain.

Freese was tied for the highest average in fundamentals of nursing award for a full-time student. Alvarado received the highest average in maternal child health award for a part-time day student. Fahy was given the best clinical nurse award for a part-time evening student. Pakenas got the Florence Nightingale award for a part-time evening student.

Alvarado gave the farewell address for the part-time day class.

By Patricia Older

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