Students, families, and staff from Huntley 158 and Centegra Health System gathered on May 15 to celebrate the 2018 class of graduates of Huntley High School’s Youth Residency Program in partnership with Centegra.
The ceremony marked the completion of the second year of the program, which is believed to be the only of its kind in the country. The Youth Residency program provides the opportunity for up to 30 HHS seniors in the Medical Academy to serve a residency in Centegra Health System facilities.
Modeled after medical school residency programs, it provides students with intensive job shadowing and mentorship with healthcare professionals at the new Centegra Hospital-Huntley and other clinical locations.
Centegra CEO Michael S. Eesley, HHS Principal Scott Rowe, and teacher Sheilagh Delorenzo, who coordinates the program, spoke at the ceremony.