JCC sonography students bring home awards

Sonography students at Johnston Community College brought home several awards awards from the annual conference of the N.C. Ultrasound Society.

JCC’s team won the Cardiac Quiz Bowl. Team members were Kerry Carlon of Clayton, Rebekah De La Cruz of Eastover and Cheri McDonald of Cary.

Separately, McDonald won second place for her scientific exhibit on pacemakers. Andrea Overby of Clayton won second place for her exhibit on cystic hygroma.

“We are so excited about the professionalism and knowledge that the quiz bowls teams and scientific exhibit winners demonstrated at the symposium,” said Cathy Daniels, director of sonography programs at JCC. “All of the students represented JCC with honor and respect.”

“This symposium was an excellent opportunity for learning about new trends in sonography and networking in the sonography profession,” Daniels added.

Emily Bouchard of Smithfield, a first-year medical sonography student, was chose to serve as a student mentee in the N.C. Ultrasound Society for the upcoming year.

“Emily is a very talented first-year student who is doing well as an apprentice in the N.C. Ultrasound Society’s Mentoring Program,” Daniels said. “She works very hard as a student mentee and is a role model for sonography students everywhere.”