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Lawrence County High School
YCC Student Highlight of the Month!

Career Counselor | Mary Adams  
Academy Teacher | Connie Huff
School Mentor | Misty Burton
High School Website | LCHS

May 2015 | Alice Hudson

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Alice Hudson as the YCC student spotlight for May.  Currently a junior, Alice is a second year student in LCHS’s PLTW engineering and design and a participant in the YCC10 grant.  Alice is a gifted and talented young lady who is a member of National Honor Society, and on the high school soccer team. She loves soccer and looks forward to being a captain her senior year. 


Alice has enjoyed her shadowing experience with P & A Engineering and will complete internship hours with them next year. Alice is excited to be attending the YCC summer camp at Morehead State University in June. Currently Alice has not fully decided on her post secondary plans but will investigate all of her options during her senior year. Alice has a bright future ahead of her. 


April 2015 | Leandra Deyo

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Leandra Deyo as the YCC student spotlight for April.  Currently a freshman, Leandra is a first year student in LCHS’s newly established biomedical pathway and participant in the YCC grant.  Leiah is a member of HOSA and the biomedical science club.  


After graduating high school, Leiah is interested in pursuing a career as a veterinarian.   Due to her interests, she has job shadowed one of Lawrence County’s local doctors and job shadowed at a local veterinary clinic.  Leiah is enrolled in PBS and states, “"I have longed for a class that does not have only one focus, but prepares me for everything my future entails. The biomedical program has brought me closer to following my dreams than any other class I have had the privilege of being a part of.”

March 2015 | Olivia Jackson

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Olivia Jackson as the YCC student spotlight for March. Currently a junior, Olivia is a first year student in LCHS’s newly established biomedical pathway and participant in the YCC10 grant. Olivia is a member of the academic team, HOSA and the biomedical science club. She is a member of Morehead State University’s Upward Bound program and has been selected to attend the Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) at the University of Pikeville.


After graduating high school, Olivia is interested in pursuing a career as a pathologist or medical examiner. Due to her interest in pursuing a career in the medical field, she is currently job shadowing one of Lawrence County’s local doctors. Olivia is enrolled in HBS and states, “The hands-on nature of PLTW’s Biomedical Science Program is unique. Sculpting with the Manikens® and conducting dissections have helped improve my understanding of the human body tremendously.”

February 2015 | Vista McDowell

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Vista McDowell as the YCC student spotlight for February. Currently a junior, Vista is a first year student in LCHS’s newly established biomedical pathway and participant in the YCC grant. Vista is a member of HOSA and the fundraising coordinator of the biomedical science club.


After graduating high school, Vista plans to pursue a career in the medical health field. Due to her interest in becoming a nurse practitioner or general practitioner, she is currently job shadowing a nurse practitioner at Three Rivers Immediate Care. Vista is enrolled in both PBS and HBS and states, “The BioMed classes are one of the greatest things Lawrence County has ever offered! The classes are amazing, and I encourage anyone who's thinking about taking it! I love it!”

January 2015 | Chandler Marcum

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Chandler Marcum as the YCC student spotlight for January.  Currently a junior, Chandler is a first year student in LCHS’s newly established biomedical pathway and participant in the YCC10 grant.  Chandler is a gifted and talented young man who is a member of HOSA, biomedical science club, band, marching band and jazz band. 


After graduating high school, Chandler plans to pursue a career in the medical health field.   Due to his interest in becoming a general practitioner or an endocrinologist, he is currently job shadowing a local doctor at Riverview Family Practice.  He has consistently taken a challenging course load of Honors, advanced and AP courses to enhance his educational experience.  Chandler states, “Principles of Biomedical Science is promoting my education in the healthcare field.  The fact that I am learning all of these interesting topics and have labs that integrate that knowledge into an interactive activity is very exciting.”


December 2014 | Alan Lin

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Alan Lin as the YCC student spotlight for December. Currently a sophomore, Alan is a first year student in the biomedical pathway and participant in the YCC grant.  After graduating high school, Alan plans to attend the University of Kentucky and ultimately pursue a degree in medicine.  Alan states, “The PLTW biomedical science classes have been a new experience for me.  I have never had any other classes like this.  I learn more information because of the hands-on activities and group work.  PLTW’s Biomedical Program is an excellent opportunity for any student wanting to pursue a career in the medical field.” Alan is a gifted and talented young man who is very active member of both his school and community.  He is a member of 4-H, LCHS varsity tennis team, LCHS academic team, HOSA, and has served as a LCHS representative at Kentucky Youth Assembly.

November 2014 | Nicholas Kessinger

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Nicholas Kessinger as the YCC student spotlight for November.  Currently a sophomore, Nicholas is a first year student in both the biomedical and the engineering programs and participant in the YCC grant.   As a volunteer at a local dentist office acquiring over 160 hours of mentorship hours, he has completed tasks from scheduling appointments to aiding in root canals and extractions.  These experiences have led Nicholas to consider dentistry as a future career.  Nicholas states, “The PLTW biomed class has allowed me to be in an exclusive class that provides opportunities to shadow medical professionals while learning about the human body.  The projects and activities, including the brain dissection and the brain map on the swim caps, allowed for different types of learning that aren't offered in other classes.  I would recommend it to everybody that has an interest in the medical field.”  Nicholas is a very active member of both his school and community.  He is a member of 4-H, LCHS varsity tennis team, HOSA, and has served as a LCHS representative at Kentucky Youth Assembly.   As a member of 4-H, he has competed and placed at both state and national levels in many events such as speech contests, ham curing, poultry judging and the avian bowl.  At this year’s Kentucky Youth Assembly, Nicholas’ team passed a bill through the house and the senate. The KYA governor signed the bill into law. This bill will go on to Governor Beshear and has the potential to become actual Kentucky legislation.

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October 2014 | Caleb Curry

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Caleb Curry as the YCC student spotlight for October. Currently a freshman, Caleb is a first year student in the biomedical pathway and participant in the YCC grant.  After graduating high school, Caleb plans to attend John Hopkins University, pursue a medical degree, and become a general surgeon.  Caleb states, “I joined PLTW Biomedical Program to pursue my interest in the medical field.  There have been many aspects of PLTW Biomed that I have found interesting, including dissection, DNA gel electrophoresis, forensic anthropology, and working with the Anatomy in Clay® Manikens®.  The hands-on and Project Based Learning used in the PLTW Biomedical program have made learning a lot easier. This way of learning tends to stick with me longer. Whenever I am stuck on a question, I can close my eyes and visualize the projects and get the answer. This way of learning is also a lot more fun!”

Caleb is a gifted and talented young man who is already college-ready as a freshman.  He is very active member of both his school and community.  He is a member of 4-H, LCHS varsity tennis team, LCHS academic team, HOSA, and has served as an LCHS representative at Kentucky Youth Assembly.

September 2014 | Shelby Alger

The PLTW Biomedical Science Program is a new addition to Lawrence County High School. The school is very excited to offer this pathway to the students and the students have embraced the challenges of the courses.  One of the students who has taken advantage of the new pathway is junior Shelby Alger. Shelby has always taken an academically challenging schedule beginning with AP courses. She understands that the knowledge and time management learned through her course selection will prepare her for college. She is not one to shy away from academic rigor but embraces it! Shelby wishes to become a medical examiner therefore she has found the Human Body Systems course full of important information. She is thrilled that LCHS was able to add the Biomedical Science Pathway to its curriculum through the funding of the YCC Grant. Shelby looks forward to other courses in this pathway. 

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