By: Hannah Bradley
With high school football season in full swing, there is much more than touchdowns on the minds of WCHS Health Occupations students. For two weeks, under the guidance of Melissa Culpepper, Health Occ. Teacher, students diligently worked to research, document and present information on their medical career of choice. Each class was instructed to complete a series of mandatory worksheets, to assist in dissecting and delving deep into every facet of the chosen occupation. The future healthcare personnel attained knowledge on prospective colleges and universities, licensing procedures, required testing and scoring, possible salaries and an abundance of other data. After compiling the information, students prepared tri-fold posters displaying what they learned. Eager to show the fruits of their labor, the classes set up over 140 completed projects in the high school multipurpose building for the Healthcare Career Fair. There, they would be viewed by other classes, graded by teachers and judged for a prize. On August 28, the doors opened for the public to come in and browse the sea of colorful displays. “Almost any medical field job you could imagine is displayed here; from basic RNs and doctors to forensic medicine,” says senior, Sydney Windows, who is looking forward to a career in neonatal nursing. The students anticipate that the career fair will open the minds of the public to all the possibilities of healthcare.