Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: May 10, 2017
The Lexington One School District continues to foster programs that enrich the lives of their students and prepare them for the 21st century workforce. One such program is The Center for Public Health and Advanced Medical Studies, located at White Knoll High School in Lexington.
The Center houses an innovative program that is designed to prepare students for careers in health and medicine. Through the Center, these students gain knowledge and skills at advanced levels in the areas of public health, medical research, and medical studies. They also participate in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). HOSA is a student-led organization of Future Health Professionals, and seeks to develop its members’ leadership and technical skills. This allows students to practice and refine their aptitudes, and eventually more easily transition from classroom to career.
White Knoll competed in the SC HOSA State Leadership Conference this past March in North Charleston, where the Timberwolves’ HOSA students made a spectacular showing! Jennifer Tucker won first place in Nursing Assisting, and Jenny Nankoua Yongue and Caitlin Murray won first place in Medical Innovations. Many other White Knoll HOSA students placed high in other categories, White Knoll HOSA Advisor Katrina Haynes became the State HOSA Board Chair Elect, and White Knoll teacher and HOSA Advisor Nicholas J. Hanle received the Outstanding Service Award.
Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes, sees the Center’s accomplishments as a boon for families in the area who are zoned for exceptional schools like White Knoll. His Glen Eagle community of homes is one of them. “Lexington One’s centers for advanced learning are so beneficial to students who have leadership and teamwork skills, and the drive to advance in their chosen field of study. It gives me great pride to know that these students will become the medical professionals of tomorrow!”.
As they say at White Knoll — #HOWLABOUTIT!