Must be Mount Girls! Cameron H. ’19 and Lexi C. ’18 were accepted to the UAMS HEALERS program (Health Education Active Learning Experience for Regional Scholars). The HEALERS program is a hands-on, interactive program open to high school students in Pulaski County who are interested in serving the community through the medical field. Out of hundreds of applicants only twelve students are selected each year to participate in the program; this year’s HEALERS program will be held from June 12 to June 23, 2017.
The HEALERS program allows students to:
- Learn and ask questions about a variety of medical careers directly from a professional in that field.
- Learn how to administer first aid to accident victims to include bandaging, control of bleeding, splinting and spinal immobilization.
- Learn how to administer Basic Life Support (CPR).
- Demonstrate a better understanding of medical terminology.
- Demonstrate an increased awareness of teenage health-related issues, enabling each individual to make better informed decisions based on scientific data.
- To gain experience in a clinical setting through active volunteering.
Congratulations, Cameron and Lexi!
During the month of May, several Mount St. Mary Academy seniors were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements.
The Arkansas Times selected Caroline C. to be included among the twenty-one 2017 Academic All-Stars honored as the “best and brightest high school students in the state.” The Academic All-Stars were honored on April 24th at a ceremony at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with plaques and $250 cash awards. Read more in the Arkansas Times article.
May issue of Arkansas Times: 2017 Academic All-Stars
Claire A., Caroline C. and Katie O. appeared in the “Head of the Class” feature of the May issue of Little Rock Family, which highlighted many talented students from high schools throughout Little Rock and the Central Arkansas region. Read more at Little Rock Family.
May issue of Little Rock Family: 2017 Head of the Class
We congratulate these young women, and all of our graduates, for their hard work and academic achievements as well as their extracurricular and volunteer contributions in our state.
Mount St. Mary Academy science instructor Marcella Melandri received the Stephens Award by the City Education Trust at a reception on Monday, April 24. Eight high school seniors and five teachers from Little Rock schools were recipients of the 2017 Stephens Awards, which recognize teachers and students with $5,000 scholarships to outstanding students and $8,000 cash awards to selected instructors.
Ms. Melandri has been teaching for the past nine years at the Mount, where she has taught Biology, Honors Biology and IB Biology. She also co-sponsored the HoneyBelles team that won first place in the Lexus Eco Challenge, a national STEM competition, and she has accompanied students on trips abroad. Congratulations, Ms. Melandri!