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Student of the week: Laila Lira-Jamaleddin

Penta Career Center


Laila Lira-Jamaleddin



School subject: English

Extracurricular activity: Soccer

Hobbies: Watching sports, reading

Car: Classic Challengers from the ‘70s

Store: Bass Pro Shop

Musical artist: Three Days Grace: Norah Jones

Movie: Fast and Furious series

TV shows: The Voice, NCIS


Cafeteria food must-have: Spicy chicken sandwich

Last book read that wasn’t required: The Glass Castle

Pet peeve: Bad driving at gas stations

Person most admired: My mom

Person I’d like to meet: Travis Pastrana, NASCAR driver

Items always in my locker: food

First job: Summer job at Penta Career Center

Top accomplishment: I have earned my State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) certification


After-graduation plans: I plan to attend the University of Toledo. I’d also like to join the National Guard.

Career goal: I would like to help people who suffer during national disasters and hopefully make a difference in their lives.

Quote from teacher: “Laila is a well-rounded person who gets along with everyone and has good leadership skills,” said Daniel Weirich, supervisor of Student Services and Admissions. “She generates positive energy and smiles easily which are great qualities in health care. Laila recently passed her state test for a nursing assistant and is currently working on her pharmacy tech certification. She earned 3rd place in the Regional SkillsUSA competition in the nurse assisting contest and qualifies for the Ohio SkillsUSA competition which takes place on April 23-24 in Columbus.”

— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.

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