EWHS student shines at conference

07/18/2014 3:51 PM

07/18/2014 3:53 PM

Bethany McGlyn, a 2014 East Wake School of Health Science graduate, placed in the top 10 percent for the Health Care Issues exam at the HOSA-Future Health Professional’s 2014 National Leadership Conference which was held in Orlando, Fla., during the last week in June. McGlyn will attend Towson University in Baltimore, Md., in the fall and study history as she pursues a secondary education degree. She served as the president for East Wake HOSA during 2013-14. She, along with fellow competitors, earned the opportunity to attend the national conference when they placed in the state HOSA competitions in April. These five students joined Wake County students from Enloe, Holly Springs and Wake Early College and over 8,000 other future health professionals from around the nation.

McGlyn’s win marks the second year in a row that East Wake School of Health Science students have won at the National Conference. The health science program at East Wake School of Health Science continues to grow and offer eastern Wake county students the opportunity to prepare for a future in health care. Beginning this fall, East Wake School of Health Science will be the first high school in Wake County to offer the nursing fundamentals course which will allow students the opportunity to become certified nursing assistants.

Previous students seeking this certification had to travel to Wake Tech for this course. Students already have the opportunity to take the pharmacy technician course and become Certified Pharmacy Technicians. Participating students who successfully complete the programs graduate from high school with professional certifications which increase their marketability in the job market and increase their competitiveness for nursing and pharmacy college programs as well as other health care programs.

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