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Lawrence County High School
YCC Student Highlight of the Month! 2016-2017

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

 

2016-2017

YCC Bulldogs!!  #AllinLC

September 2016 | Jodi Perkins

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Jodi Perkins as the YCC student spotlight for September.  Jodi, a junior, is a second year student in LCHS’s biomedical pathway and participant in the YCC10 grant.  As a participant of the National Honor Society, varsity cheerleading, KYA, Y-Club, HOSA, and the biomedical science club, Jodi is a very active member of the LCHS student body.  She was chosen as a 2016 PEPP Scholar and is a UK Rising Scholar.

After graduating high school, Jodi is interested in pursuing a career as a surgeon.  Jodi will be interning at Three Rivers Medical Center in the OR.  When asked her feelings about the Biomedical Science Pathway, Jodi replied,  "Biomed is unlike any other class. It's not just another class you're obligated to take in high school. It's difficult, but you do it because it's your passion. The biomedical science program has helped me grow as a student and as a person. It has helped me realize my true passion in life- medicine."

October 2016 | Johnnie DeBoard

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Johnnie DeBoard as the YCC student spotlight for October.  Johnnie, a Junior, is a second year student in LCHS’s biomedical pathway and participant in the YCC10 grant.  As a member of Y-Club, HOSA, the biomedical science club, and her church, Johnnie remains very active and yet continues to excel academically.  Her course load is rigorous and designed to prepare her for her career in medicine.  She is enrolled in Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, Chemistry, DC Biology 112, and DC Psychology.  

After graduating high school, Johnnie dreams of pursuing a career as a flight nurse.  Johnnie has interned at Three Rivers Medical Center in the OR and is now interning in the ED.  When asked her feelings about the Biomedical Science Pathway, Johnnie replied,  “Biomed is an extremely beneficial class if you want to pursue a medical career.  You have the best opportunities through this class.  One of these is to job shadow.  I have had the opportunity to job shadow three people and it has helped me make my decision in pursuing the career of a flight nurse.  Although the class is not easy, it helps you grow as a person and as a student.”  

November 2016 | Cassidy Cyrus

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Cassidy Cyrus as the YCC student spotlight for November.  Cassidy, a Junior, is a third year student in LCHS’s biomedical pathway, pre-nursing pathway, and participant in the YCC10 grant.  Cassidy is a member of the National Honor Society, HOSA, and the biomedical science club.  Her course load is rigorous and designed to prepare her for her career in medicine.  She is enrolled in AP English III, Medical Interventions, Medical Terminology, Chemistry, DC Biology 112, DC Psychology, and plans to take Sociology 101 through the YCC10 grant. 


After graduating high school, Cassidy plans to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.  Anesthesiologist, Dr. Aaron Kendrick at Three River’s Medical Center in Louisa, KY, is currently mentoring her as she observes in the OR for 50 hours.  When asked her feelings about the Biomedical Science Pathway, Cassidy replied,  “Biomed is very important to me.  It is a great experience and there are so many things that I have had the opportunity to do and see. One of the best things about it would have to be the people though.  In biomed, it is a given that everybody has each other’s back even if you only know them through the class itself.  Even though it is a tough and challenging class, it is also one of my favorites and I would never give it up.”

December 2016 | Jerrica Patrick

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Jerrica Patrick as the YCC student spotlight for December.  Jerrica, a junior, is a second year student in LCHS’s pre-nursing pathway, and participant in YCC.
 
Jerrica is very active in her church where she sings and plays guitar with the praise team and she is a member of LCHS HOSA.  She is currently taking AP English III and plans to take Sociology 101 through YCC. 

After graduating high school, Jerrica is considering University of Pikeville and Alice Lloyd College to pursue nursing then she’ll continue her education to become a nurse practitioner. Jerrica is shadowing Brittany Marcum, RN, surgical floor nurse at Three Rivers Medical Center.  When asked her feelings about the benefits of the YCC program, Jerrica replied, “The YCC program has given me a great opportunity of what my future career holds. It definitely helps plan for the future and what you love to do.” Jerrica is looking forward to completing her 25 shadowing hours at Three River’s Medical Center and next year’s shadowing opportunity.

January 2017 | Austin Roe

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Austin Roe as the YCC student spotlight for January.  Austin, a sophomore, is a second year student in LCHS’s biomedical pathway and participant in the YCC Grant.  Austin is a member of the varsity baseball team, HOSA, and the biomedical science club.  Austin is also a member of the Biomedical Science Academy Advisory Committee. His course load is rigorous and designed to prepare him for a career in physical therapy.  He is enrolled in Honors English II, Algebra II, Human Body Systems, and Sociology 101 through the YCC Grant. 


After graduating high school, Austin plans to become a physical therapist.  Through the Biomedical Science Program, Austin has job shadowed at Three Rivers Medical Center’s Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Louisa, KY, for the past two years.  When asked his feelings about the Biomedical Science Pathway, Austin replied, “Being a part of the Biomedical Science Academy has opened my eyes - not only to my own personal potential but to multiple opportunities in life, as well. Biomed has inspired me to follow a career in the medical field to improve other people's wellbeing.”

February 2017 | Emily Vance

Lawrence County High School is proud to recognize Emily Vance as the YCC student spotlight for February.  Emily, a sophomore, is a second year student in LCHS’s biomedical pathway, pre-nursing pathway, and participant in the YCC Grant.  Emily is a member of Morehead State University’s Upward Bound Program, HOSA, and the biomedical science club.  Her course load is rigorous and designed to prepare her for a career in medicine.  She is enrolled in Honors English II, AP World History, Geometry and Algebra II, Principles of Health Science, Human Body Systems, and Sociology 101 through the YCC Grant. 

After graduating high school, Emily plans to pursue a career involving surgery.  Emily is currently job shadowing at Three River’s Medical Center in Louisa, KY, in the Operating Room and will observe for 30 hours.  When asked her feelings about the Biomedical Science Pathway, Emily replied, “Biomed is helping to prepare me as I work toward pursuing a career.  I am getting actual work experiences that I would not even get in college.  I am learning more in this rigorous course than I do in most other high school courses and observing at the hospital has taught me a great deal.” 

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