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Rural high school students learn about health professions during visit to UNMC

Two hundred-two students from 80 towns and 42 rural schools learned about opportunities in behavioral health, clinical laboratory science, dentistry, medical nutrition, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, and radiation sciences. The students attended three 30-minute interactive sessions of their choosing with various health professionals.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Student Association for Rural Health, made up of students from rural areas studying at UNMC, held its 16th annual Career Day on Sept. 18. The event is designed to introduce students with an interest in health careers to the multitude of professions available in the health sciences. 

Two hundred-two students from 80 towns and 42 rural schools learned about opportunities in behavioral health, clinical laboratory science, dentistry, medical nutrition, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, and radiation sciences.  The students attended three 30-minute interactive sessions of their choosing with various health professionals. 

The SARH Career Day is one of many UNMC efforts to assist in growing its own future health professionals for Nebraska. Sponsors of the event included the Student Association for Rural Health, the Rural Health Education Network and the Nebraska Area Health Education Center program.

Student participants are listed below in alphabetical order by their hometown high school. If their hometown is different than the location of the high school, the student’s hometown is listed in parenthesis.

Arlington - - Arlington High School First row, left to right: Luke Anderson, Madison Bastian, Alexandra Boulton, Grace Lathrop, Sydney Miller (Kennard). Second row: Lauren Mues (Fremont), Tayler Penny, Tiffani Toebben (Blair), Sydney Whitmarsh and Michael Wiese

Ashland - - Ashland-Greenwood High School Leslie Chudomelka and Amelia Reisen

Auburn - - Auburn High School First row, left to right: Madison Anderson, Mariah Bradley, Hannah Brown, Melissa Davison. Second row: Jahn Kudrna, Cheyenne Robertson, Claire Schulte and Melanie Slama (Peru)

Aurora - - Aurora High School Tanner Griffith

Battle Creek - - Battle Creek High School Katie Klug, Katlyn Nelson, Kendall Schick (Meadow Grove) and Eric Schmoldt

Beatrice - - Beatrice High School Abigail Burenheide, Brooke Buss, Jayde Carstens (Pickrell), Shelby Holaday, Lacey Lachowski (Fairbury), Second row: Taylor Osborne, Jordan Pethoud, Katelyn Schoneweis, Albany Starman and Clayton Welch

Blue Hill - - Blue Hill High School Tatiana Hohenfield (Bladen), Cassandra Marousek (Hastings), Adrianna Meyer, Lacy Meyer and Hannah Okinga (Glenvil)

Bruning - - Bruning-Davenport High School Elizabeth Ohlde (Strang)

Central City - - Central City High School Mikaela Wilshusen (Hordville)

Columbus - - Scotus Central Catholic High School Carrie Bartholomew, Quinn Goodrich, Hailey Luebe, Kara Moore and Anna Perault  

Dorchester - - Dorchester High School Kyla Brummett, Jordan Jensen, Lydia Kahle and Chelsea Knorr

Elba - - Elba High School Abe Dush and Erika Spilinek

Falls City - - Falls City High School Kirstyn Buchholz (Verdon), Anisa Carter,  Payshince Dawkins, David Frederick,  Della Peek and Brooke Scheitel

Falls City - - Falls City Sacred Heart High School Matthew Mullins  

Fremont - - Fremont High School   First row, left to right: Katya Ayala,  Kristen Brokenicky,  Ross Brown,  James Brune,  Alexa DeJean, Taylor Doescher,  Abigail Griger,  Ellen Kincanon. Second row: Trevor Keeney,   Jennifer Lopez, Hannah Mecham, Jordan Samson, Molly Patrick and Karla Sanchez

Giltner - - Giltner High School Jordan Bieck (Trumbull), Sydney Hinrichs,  Dani Most,  Sarah Most,  Abigayle Preissler,  Gussie Rhoades (Harvard), Chelsey Urbauer and Shayne Vaught (Aurora)

Gothenburg - - Gothenburg High School Rebecca Anderson and Courtney Brown (Cozad)

Grand Island - - Grand Island High School Alexis Petersen  

Hooper - - Logan View High School Denton Beacom, Evan French, Chase Maurer, MaCayla Paulson (Scribner) and Elijah Swanson (Fremont)

Howells - -  Howells-Dodge High School   Ana Garcia,  Anna Grovijohn (Dodge), Paige Indra,  Haley Kampschnieder,  Madison Novicki (Dodge), Allison Rolf (Dodge), MaLeaha Semerad (Dodge),  Kayla Tomasek (Dodge) and Daniel Widhelm  

Humboldt - - Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer High School Bradley Mack, Taylor Schafer, Beke Schroeder (Steinauer) and Kelsey Schuetz (Dawson)

Lexington - - Lexington High School Chris Lindeman  

Lindsay - - Lindsay Holy Family High School McKayla Bierman, Sabrina Herchenbach, Isaac Kurtenbach (St. Edward), Derek Pfeifer and Jackson Schnitzler (Cornlea)

McCool Junction - - McCool Junction High School Kirsten Blundell (York), Abigail Cunningham (Geneva), Austin Hillmer (York), Patience Johnson (Geneva), Desiree Petroshus (Geneva) and Conor White  

Murdock - - Elmwood Murdock High School Austin Closner (Waverly), Amelia Guenther (Dunbar), Samantha Martin (Elmwood) and Sheridan Spohr (Alvo)

Nebraska City - - Lourdes Central Catholic High School Cassidy Becklun Plattsmouth), Justin Easter, Alyssa Hurd, Brent Ludwig (Plattsmouth), Kaitlin Mick, Emma Scaturro (Plattsmouth) and Elizabeth Tune  

Nebraska City - - Nebraska City High School First row, left to right: Haley Bock, Elisabeth Conner, Brittney Cropp, Nicole Goebel, Taylor Henner. Second row: Taylor Hill, Annalea Jorgensen,  MacKenzie Larson,  Alexis Swigart and Madison Wurtele  

North Bend - - North Bend Central High School Allison Hansen, Anna Lewis (Morse Bluff), Naomi Schmitt (Morse Bluff) and Tiffany Wesely (Malmo)

Osceola - - Osceola High School Madison Euse, Emily Ostmeyer and Hannah Walgren,  

Pawnee City - - Pawnee City High School Graham Droge (DuBois), Nathan Friedly, Devon Marteney and LeRoy McDonald  

Scribner - - Scribner-Snyder High School Emily Kreikemeier (Snyder), Kourtney Muller, Makayla Nemecek and Katelyn Wobken  

Shelton - - Shelton High School Courtney Libra, Zachary Oliver, Lauden Redinger and Ruben Meza

Syracuse - - Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca High School First row, left to right: Scott Bassinger, John Essink, Bailey Fandrian (Dunbar), Allison Glantz (Avoca), Kendall Hallstrom, Baylee Hughes, Chelsi McPherson-Andera. Second row: Timothy Parde, Bryce Roecker (Burr), Paige Zastera  (not in photo) Skyler Teten (Talmage) and Kaitlyn Watermeier

Tekamah - - Tekamah-Herman High School Chelsey Burt (Herman), Amber Krause, Sierra Monif and Kenzie Tatreau   

Tilden - - Elkhorn Valley High School Blake Jensen, Dana Kerkman (Oakdale), Omar Lopez (Oakdale) and Anna Stineman

Utica - - Centennial High School Aaron DeWaard, Haley Hartshorn, Misty Mogee and Hailey Rolene (Ulysses)

Valley - - Douglas County West Community High School Amanda Booze, George Gruber (Breckenridge, CO), Travis Torgerson (Waterloo) and Kylie Wald (Omaha)

Wahoo - - Bishop Neumann High School Stephanie Cernik, Becca Chvatal and Megan Houska

Wausa - - Wausa High School Torissa Clausen, Chantille Schmit and Brianna VanDeWalle (Randolph)

Winnebago - - Winnebago Public School LaTausha Daniels, Jeremy Merrick, Brandie Wero and Alyssa Wolfe  

Wood River - - Wood River High School Hannah Rathman and Caleb Roth  

York - - York High School Payton Fernau, Alyssa Hakl, Lexi Hamling, Alexis Hromadka, Jillian McClure, Tristan McGregor and Carlie Pickrel  

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