Students explore health, science at college

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

A group of 21 high school students recently attended the 2014 Mini-Medical School, organized by the Wake Area Health Education Center in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College.

This was the first time the college has been involved with the weeklong camp, which was held in June on the college’s south campus.

Mini-Medical School helps students study key aspects of medicine through computer simulation and hands-on activities. Topics include physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics and genomics.

Attendees of this year’s camp became certified in CPR and youth mental health first aid. The mental health training was the first of its kind to be offered in the state to 16- to 18-year-olds, prompting a visit by N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos.

Becky Brady served as the camp teacher.

Students from the Tri-County area who completed the school included Ally Eaton and Patrick Mason of J.F. Webb High School in Oxford and Mila Alston, Destiny Foster, E’Laysia Groomes, Stephanie Gutierrez, Kadaisha Hargrove, Niyah Henderson, Angela Kearney, Asia Kearney, Jocelyn Kearney, Latela Privett, Majesta Richardson, Leiya Silver, Asia West, Amber Williams and Dyami Wortham of Warren County High School.