2018-04-05 / News

Health students take gold

Four students from the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology placed first in the State SkillsUSA Competition for Health Knowledge Bowl on March 1. Abigail Morrill, Erica Verville and Samantha Morse of Thornton Academy and Ashlin Ruel of Biddeford High School made up the winning team, beating out 11 other schools.

The 11 students represented six programs: automotive technology, health and medical science, precision machining, electrical construction and welding. They competed as teams or as individuals in eight events with the health team bringing home a gold medal.

The Health Knowledge bowl team was comprised of three students enrolled in the introduction to medical sciences program and one student in the health assisting/Certified Nursing Assistant program. All four students took medical assisting as juniors.

The students have qualified to compete in the 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 25-29. The team needs to raise $8,000 to travel to Kentucky and will organize fundraising events to cover the cost of the trip.

“All of the students really stepped up and got out of their comfort zones. They did a remarkable job representing our school, beating out 11 other teams, and we’re optimistic that these young women will be well supported by our local community,” said Deb Hapgood, health assistant/ instructor.

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