Baltimore County Public Schools and Northwest Hospital, a LifeBridge Health Center, celebrated preparing students for careers in the Health Sciences with two events on November 13, 2017.
The Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and Randallstown High School are excited to partner with Northwest Hospital, a LifeBridge Health center. Northwest Hospital is working with Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and Randallstown High School to increase Health Sciences education in our schools. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Randallstown High School unveiled a large outdoor banner to recognize its partnership with Northwest Hospital for the Academy of Health Professions. Following the unveiling, several students showcased their electronic portfolios in the newly renovated auditorium of the school.
Later that day, a student and family assembly at the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences celebrated the school’s partnership with Northwest Hospital, including a “pinning” ceremony for the school’s Grade 6 students in the Health Sciences Magnet Program. Grade 9 students from the Randallstown High Academy of Health Professions also attended the ceremony and received pins in recognition of their program’s expanded curriculum and collaboration with Northwest Hospital.
“I am here at Northwest Academy Health Sciences Middle School and this is a great day; it is very exciting to be here. We are all here today to celebrate one thing, the children. This program here in Medical Health Science has transformed this school. The parents are excited. The students are excited about the career opportunities that are available in the Health Science field, which is one of the fastest growing fields in our global economy today. So we’re preparing our kids for 21st Century jobs. We’re excited. We’re glad to be here as partners. We want to make sure these children have the best possible future they can possibly have,’ said Tony Baysmore, special assistant to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
“To me, there is nothing more important than getting involved with the kids of our community and giving them options and hope. There is nothing better to think about than affecting a kid, affecting a young individual’s dreams and how amazing will it be to be able to comeback one day and see one of these kids being a cancer Doctor, a heart Doctor, invent new ways of providing care and really coming back to Randallstown. That is really what it’s all about, if we create a pathway for these young kids to grow up and be Doctors or Pharmacists or Scientists and they come back home and impact this field,” said Executive Vice-president Brian White.
“With the support that we have from our community partners and from our local elected officials is just amazing, it’s all about the children, they are definitely our future, they are already excellent we are just trying to push them to extra-ordinary,” said Katina Webster, principal of Northwest Academy of Health Sciences.
“I always feel good when our kids have additional opportunities, and this is a fantastic program, they will graduate with skills that can give them a job and Northwest Hospital is also committed to trying to hire as many as they can. I am always excited when our kids have this exciting opportunity,” said Baltimore County Councilman Julian E. Jones, Jr.