First white-coat ceremony celebrates Claude Moore Scholars at Meadowbrook High

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During Meadowbrook High School’s first white-coat ceremony, 14 students will receive long white coats symbolizing two years of progress in the Claude Moore Scholars Program. The white-coat ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. May 21 in the Meadowbrook High auditorium, 4901 Cogbill Road in Chesterfield County, with family members and students in the audience.

The path to the white-coat ceremony began when Meadowbrook High School received a $134,000 Claude Moore Foundation grant to provide opportunities for students to explore careers in the health-care industry. John Tyler Community College and Bon Secours are partners with the Career and Technical Education Department of Chesterfield County Public Schools in this initiative.

More than 130 Meadowbrook students are part of the Claude Moore Scholars Program. The 14 students who will receive their white coats May 21 have selected areas of specialization for their next two years of study at Meadowbrook: either nurse aide or medical billing and coding.

In addition to the presentation of the coats and the oath of compassionate care, the ceremony will include remarks by Dr. Mervin Daugherty, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools; Dr. Marcie Terry, principal of Meadowbrook High; and representatives of the Claude Moore Foundation and Bon Secours.