West Orange High School graduate inducted into the American Academy of Nursing

Jessica Roberts-Williams earned the honor on Saturday, Oct. 9.

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On Saturday, Oct. 9, a West Orange High School graduate was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

The American Academy of Nursing's mission is to "improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science," according to the academy's website. 

The academy is comprised of over 2,800 fellows that represent all 50 states and 38 countries across the world. 

Jessica Roberts-Williams, who graduated from WOHS in 1998, continued on her educational journey to the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts. 

Roberts-Williams went on to John’s Hopkins University and then received her Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Nursing, and an Advanced Public Health Nursing Certification. 

In the same week of this award, Roberts-Williams added on to her accomplishments by earning tenure at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 




Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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