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Vote online to help the Wildcats win a grant


  After competing in a nationwide runoff solely for a nomination, the Locust Grove High School Wildcats are looking to win The Clorox Company’s Power A Bright Future grant which will provide them with up to $50,000. The catch? The winner is chosen based on the number of votes that the school receives from its community.

Students at Locust Grove High School need your votes to win the Clorox Company’s Power A Bright Future grant. Special Photo

  If announced as the winner, the school will use the money to help improve their healthcare science resources and to develop a more advanced General Medicine program. As of now their program teaches students medical terminology, job seeking skills, anatomy, physiology, and basic healthcare skills, and also allows 3rd year students hands-on training and shadowing opportunities in the local healthcare facilities and hospitals. Some students are even eligible to earn credits for technical college courses.

  The potential for opportunity is endless with this program; however, the funding is limited, making it very difficult to perform key tasks such as research. The healthcare classroom only has 8 computers for the class of 30 to use, and the school as a whole only has four mobile labs that are shared amongst all of the classes. Students are unable to stay up to date on information about health trends, disease prevention, and patient care techniques, all of which are critical in the field of healthcare. With this money, iPads would be purchased so that students could use interactive simulated applications to get a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology principles. Textbooks could also be downloaded so that the class could further develop the skills needed in preparation for technical school, certifications, and employment in the healthcare profession.

  Sandra Martin, Healthcare Instructor and HOSA Advisor, states that, “Above all, [these resources] would help them be confident and successful as they step foot into the healthcare facilities throughout our community.”

  Voting for this grant ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 19 and community members can vote once a day per device.



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