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3-21-15 School Briefs

By Staff | Mar 27, 2015

Area sixth graders to attend career fair

Sixth graders will be attending the Seventeenth Annual Career Fair on Tuesday April 7, 2015, at the Cando High School and the Cando Lutheran Church. This year’s theme is “Preparing for a Change.” The bus will leave from Ely Elementary School at 8:20 a.m. and will return around 2:00 p.m.

Ely Elementary & Little Flower students took the RU Ready North Dakota Career Cluster Interest Assessment a couple months ago during Life Skills Class, and based on this measurement they will be attending three presentations to learn about careers they indicated interest in. There will be approximately 25 different careers presented.

Area school counselors, sixth grade teachers, and students from Adams-Edmore, Leeds, Maddock, Minnewakan, Munich, North Star, Rugby, Ruby Little Flower Catholic School, Rolette, Rolla, St. John, Starkweather, Warwick and Wolford will attend. Most of the speakers at this fair will be from these areas. John Brandt, Physical Therapist, & Jennifer Zachmeier, Business/technology & photographer, will present from the Rugby area.

– Submitted by Jessica Grove, Rugby Public Schools

Students in Rugby to attend health career awareness camp

Thirty-eight eighth grade students will take part in an innovative health career awareness camp March 25. With Heart of America Medical Center as the lead applicant, Rugby has been selected as the site of a Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camp. Collaborative organizations in this effort include Dakota Eye Institute, Joy Dental Design, Northstar CriticAir, Rugby Emergency Medical Services, and Rugby Public Schools.

The R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps aim to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of health careers available in rural North Dakota through creative and interactive activities.

The Rugby Scrubs Camp will feature hands-on experiences in several health career tracks including emergency medicine, nursing, physical therapy, optometry, dentistry, radiology, and more. The students will partake in a tour of an emergency medical helicopter. They will learn about therapy exercises, sutures, eye health, reading x-rays, and more. Presentations from all aspects of health care will inform the students of the career options available in healthcare, particularly locally.

“Research has shown that growing your own is an effective way of meeting rural health care workforce needs,” says Lynette Dickson, MS, RD, LRD, program director at the Center for Rural Health. “These camps are great examples of how community organizations can work collaboratively to inspire local youth to pursue a career in health care.”

The current and projected shortage of health care professionals in North Dakota and across the nation is creating a critical demand for an increased health care workforce. A national shortage of at least 124,000 physicians and 500,000 nurses is projected by 2025.

R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps are taking place in nine different cities across North Dakota. This is the fifth year the camps are being funded by the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Partnering with schools, health care facilities, and economic or job development authorities is a requirement of the project, in order to increase collaboration and awareness of the economic impact of health care in North Dakota.

– UND Center for Rural Health

Scholarships from NSCCU

North Star Community Credit Union offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The NSCCU scholarships were established in 1980. Up to ten $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who are members or whose parents are members. Scholarships applications can be found on the NSCCU website homepage, or at any branch office. The deadline for submitting completed scholarship applications is May 1, 2015. Visit northstarccu.com for applications. Once completed applications can be dropped off at any local branch office.


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