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High school helps with young students' vision, hearing tests

Liberty Traditional student Abigail Arnall uses a string to keep the correct distance from the board during her near vision test by Certified Nursing Assistant student Jazmin Segundo, a junior at Bradshaw Mountain High School.<br>
Trib Photo/Sue Tone

Liberty Traditional student Abigail Arnall uses a string to keep the correct distance from the board during her near vision test by Certified Nursing Assistant student Jazmin Segundo, a junior at Bradshaw Mountain High School.<br> Trib Photo/Sue Tone

High school students in the Certified Nursing Assistant program visited all of the Humboldt Unified School District elementary schools this fall to help with vision and hearing screening tests.

"It's good for my students to help with the screenings by giving back to school nurses," said Sheryl McCully, CNA instructor at Bradshaw Mountain High School.

Students in the CNA program do their clinicals with the elderly population, yet many students want to work with children, she said. This gives them an opportunity to experience the difference in the two populations. "Communication patterns change, and the screening tools are different. It's been good for them," McCully said.

Students received testing for color perception, near and far vision, and for hearing.

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