A group of five Mount Tahoma High School students are raising funds to attend a state competition that will test their skills in areas related to careers in the medical field.
The competition is scheduled for April, and students have been raising funds all year, according to their teacher, Madeline Merriman. They hope to compete in areas including a Health Knowledge Bowl, as well as in medical math and medical terminology.
Merriman said students need to raise funds to cover their registration fees of $100 each. They are asking for sponsors who can help cover the fees. They are also raising money to pay for uniforms related to their career choices.
“These are students who have worked incredibly hard, staying after school to practice and studying many hours at home to reach this level of medical skills knowledge,” Merriman said in an e-mail.
To contact Merriman, call 253-571-3613 or e-mail MMERRIM@tacoma.k12.wa.us