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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Summer Camp Applications Being Accepted

Big Bend Area Health Education Center announces their Health Careers Summer Camp beginning July 19, 2010. Application deadline has been extended through March 31, 2010, for current tenth graders in Jackson County. Students interested in the health care profession are encouraged to apply through Big Bend AHEC or through their school counselors. This is not just for students interested in being a doctor or nurse, all aspects of the health care field will be discussed.

The week-long Day Camp will be held on the campus of Chipola College in Marianna, Florida, from July 19-24, 2010. The camp is for current 10th grade students and there is no charge to participate in the camp. Twenty (20) Jackson County students will be selected to participate. The camp will include an 8 hour ACT Review course, health careers overview, an entire day of shadowing the health professional of students’ choice, a medical research project, college admission and financial aid counseling, a fun day trip to either Panama City or Tallahassee, and much more.

As part of the Application Process, students are required to provide their High School transcript, two Teacher recommendations and evaluations, a personal essay with photograph, and parent signature.

Applications are available at Big Bend AHEC, 3094 Indian Circle, Bldg. Q, Room 119, Marianna, FL 32446, or through their school guidance counselors and 10th grade teachers. Call Brigitta Nuccio at (850) 482-6500 for more information.

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