Meet Melisa, an alumni of our High School High Tech (HSHT) program who has gone on to do amazing things!
Melisa was a member of HSHT for all four years of her high school career, and she says that HSHT played a “major role in my life and helped me become the person I am today.” Because she grew up with a hearing and learning disability, she knew that her interests would be best served in the support of others.
In pursuance of this goal, Melisa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University Of Central Florida College Of Nursing in Daytona Beach in 2017, after earning her Associate of Arts Degree in Health Science at Santa Fe College. She completed clinical rotations at Halifax Health and Florida Hospital while pursuing her RN degree. In 2018, Melisa was named Neuroscience Floor Rookie of the Year for her outstanding work at Halifax Health Medical Center.
“I know my internships [with HSHT] were invaluable in helping me achieve my career goals,” she said. She now works as a registered nurse at Halifax Health Medical Center in its Intensive Surgical Care Unit in Daytona Beach, Florida. Way to go, Melisa!