East students honor nursing home and hospital staff for hard work in “a tough year”

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of students from Cheyenne’s East High School are showing their appreciation for front-line workers, especially staff at long-term care facilities.

“One of my friends down in Colorado works at a nursing home, and they gave me the idea because they’re not getting as much recognition as hospital staff,” Isabelle Maciel, historian and secretary of East’s SkillsUSA chapter, said. “This has been a really tough year, and everyone needs some recognition for what they’ve done.”

Maciel helped organize the service project, which will help East’s SkillsUSA team work toward its chapter excellence program recognition.