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Grenada Campus graduates Surgical Technology Class of 2023

The Holmes Community College Grenada Campus held a Pinning Ceremony for the Surgical Technology Class of 2023 on June 29 in the Corey Forum Auditorium. Eight students were honored.

Graduates included: Amy Bonner of Boyle, Katie Lauren Clark of Carrollton, Markia Griffin of Kosciusko, Akia Hollands of Kosciusko, Raven Otis of Canton, Elizabeth Upchurch of North Carrollton and Ashton Whitfield of Holcomb.

The ceremony began with surgical technology instructor Leah Mitchell welcoming everyone. She recognized two students for having the highest and second highest GPAs in the class. Otis was named valedictorian for having the highest and Upchurch was named salutatorian for having the second highest.

After the awards were given, Mitchell called the students up one-by-one to receive their certificates and pins. The graduates then recited the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) Code of Ethics before Whitfield concluded the ceremony with the benediction.

For more information about the Surgical Technology program on the Grenada Campus, contact Career Technical Counselor Brenda Dorris at (662) 227-2360 or


IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured is the Holmes Community College Grenada Campus Surgical Tech Class of 2023. They are (left to right) Ashton Whitfield, Amy Bonner, Katie Lauren Clark, instructor Leah Mitchell, Elizabeth Upchurch, Akia Hollands, Markia Griffin and Raven Otis.

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