23 C.A. Johnson students receive white medical coats, sets program record

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Columbia, S.C. (WACH)-- Several Richland One high school students received white medical coats to mark their entry into the medical field Wednesday.

As a part of C.A. Johnson High School's Health Sciences Magnet Program, 23 students set a new program record when they received their white coats.

Guests attending the White Coat Ceremony included Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon and Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald Rhames.

The ceremony honors students who have successfully completed all coursework and requirements with a GPA of a 3.0 or higher and are ready to move on to the next phase of the program.

Students in Health Science Magnet attain valuable marketable skills that will provide employment, internship, clinical opportunities for them after graduating from high school.

The program includes five career fields such as biomedical research and technology, health science, food science and dietetics, administrative services and sports medicine.

Administrative Service: Devin Benjamin, Ja’La Gladden, Ieisha Landy, Shaqualia Thomas

Food Science and Dietetics: Jeremy Kinlaw, Ieisha Landy

Health Science: Alexus Belton, D’Amonie Chapln, Tioshia Davis, Alexis Harris, Keiauntae Holmes, Janiya Johnson, Sharonica Johnson, Alexus McLamore, Qiana Sims, Essence Washington

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Research and Technology: Amber Cooper-McFadden, Tamera Guess, Robert Hutto, Ronnique Mitchell, Brianna Thompson, Essence Thompson-Smith, Atiya White

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