Sports med students win state title
May 21, 2013
Fourteen of Issaquah High School’s advanced sports medicine students competed in the Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association’s Sports Medicine competition April 26 and 27.
This is the 19th year a team from Issaquah has competed.
The competition has several components in which the students are tested. All 14 students take two 100-point, multiple-choice tests, which can be on any topic in the medical field. The best six students take a practical exam, while the rest take specialized tests. The combination of all 14 students’ grades make up the team score.
This year, the Issaquah High School team faced 44 other teams, totaling 750 students competing. The results for overall individual state champions were Ashley Hoffman in first place, Allegra Namie in third place, Kendall Crickmore in fifth place, Grace Bankson in eighth place, Joey Domek in 12th place and Shayna Dieken in 20th place.
Shelby Parthemer was state champion in Medical Terms Specialists and Robert Varney was third in state. Ashley Batistich and Madison Wernik were co-state champions in Anatomy and Physiology Specialists.
In the Professional Rescuer Specialists category, Jared Isom came in third in state, and Hannah Brown came in fourth. The Program Admission Specialists, students who were interviewed in a mock medical school admissions interview, were Alison Lee who came in fourth in state and Emma Longo, who finished eighth in state.