Project Lead The Way has white coat ceremony 

Published 10:57 am Wednesday, October 19, 2016

George Rogers Clark High School recognized 27 students Tuesday night at a ceremony celebrating their progress in the schools advanced biomedical sciences program.

According to Project Lead the Way Coordinator Sarah Brown, the rigorous program allows students to explore more than 50 different science and medical career possibilities over the four years they are enrolled in high school.

“We cover basically any medical intervention,” Brown said.

She said last year, the school had 13 third-year students taking part in the ceremony, and she was glad to see the number of students sticking with the program has increased.

“This is more advanced than other programs,” brown said. “It’s project based, and students do internships during their fourth year.”

Each of the students was called up on stage for recognition and given a lab coat donated by Clark Regional Medical Center, which in the past has also offered internship opportunities to some students.

Brown said the skills taught by the program have valuable applications after graduation as well, and not just for those who want to go to medical school. In their fourth year, students can become certified as pharmacy or electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians and immediately enter the workforce.

Students can also receive college credit for some of the classes involved in the program.