In May, members of the LCHS National Sports Medicine Team were tested on the knowledge and skills they have been accumulating all year during the National Sports Medicine Exam, provided by the American Academic Competition Institute. The written exam includes 300 questions, takes about 2 hours to complete, and is proctored online. It serves as a competition among participating schools.
In order to compete, schools must first place at a regional competition. Previously, LCHS placed at the St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Competition.
At the national level, schools are divided into divisions based on population. This year, a total of 35 schools, each with a team of 15 competitors, participated in the exam. LCHS is classified as a Middle School Division, with a population between 1,000 and 2,000 students. Among 18 schools competing in that division, LCHS claimed 2nd place!
Additionally, the 270 high school students within the Middle School Division were also competing to be awarded one of the the top 25 All-American slots as well as one of the top 3 slots which award college scholarships.
Melanie Harrick and Kim Crosby, who co-teach the course, as well as their colleagues at LCHS would like to congratulate the following 7 students who scored high enough to receive All American Status, a prestigious honor to add to their college resumes.
Beyond that, Emma and Connor achieved 2 of the top 10 highest scores and are now invited to progress to the the National Practical Exam, a hands-on test, focusing on head and facial Injuries. The exam will take place on May 31, 2016 and will determine their final ranking in the nation.
Ms. Harrick and Ms.Crosby are ecstatic about the hard work and success “these fine young scholars” have achieved: “Way to go, Sports Medicine Students!”