Quarry Hill Retirement Community in Camden played host as Mid-Coast School of Technology awarded certificates to eight new graduates of its Certified Nursing Assistant program on June 8.

Those participating in the graduation ceremony included Renee Adkins, Warren; Jamie Masonoff, Waldoboro; Anna McEnulty, South Thomaston; Jennifer Wilson, Warren, Beth Anthony, Thomaston; Heather Long, Warren; Misha Taylor; Jefferson, and Amber Thomas, Thomaston.

Mid-Coast’s 200-hour CNA curriculum covers a wide range of basic nursing skills. In addition to classroom instruction, students complete 104 hours of clinical training at nursing care centers at Quarry Hill and the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

“We’re thankful to Pen Bay Healthcare for the varied, practical experience its two senior living centers provide for our students,” said Marianne Doyle, Mid-Coast director of adult education, in a news release.

Nancy Marcille, Quarry Hill director of nursing, praised the students for their career choice: “It is truly a calling. None of you are in it for the glitz and the glory, but you will gain the treasure of knowing the beauty and value of each person as an individual, to be respected and honored at all stages of life and in any medical condition.”