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Health care volunteers sought for D-158 Medical Academy

HUNTLEY – As the District 158 Medical Academy enters its second year at Huntley High School, teachers and administrators involved with the program are looking for individuals with a medical background who are willing to volunteer their time in a variety of roles, including guest speakers, organizing or participating in a health careers fair, chaperones on trips to local hospitals and clinics and serving on the advisory board.

Individuals interested in volunteering for the Medical Academy are asked to attend a 7 p.m. orientation meeting Oct. 16 in the Learning Resource Center/Library at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road in Huntley.

The goal of the academy is to provide a high-quality foundation to students who go on in preparation for any type of medical career.

To develop the Medical Academy, Huntley High School has partnered with Centegra Health System and Northern Illinois University and recently with Project Lead the Way, an initiative to provide innovative mathematics, technology, science and engineering curriculum.

A minimum of one class will be added each of the next four years to offer students the chance to complete the national program, which gives them the opportunity to earn college credit.

Once fully implemented, the program will prepare students to receive an associate degree or similar certification at a two-year school or preparation to receive a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

If you are interested in volunteering but unable to attend the orientation meeting, contact District 158 volunteer coordinator Eileen Delahanty by email at edelahanty@district158.org or by phone at 847-659-6152.

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