SHS graduate’s health science passion wins competition
A love for science supported by Career and Technical Education courses not only helped 2015 Sachse High School graduate Jason Wilson achieve No. 1 status in a national competition, but also reinforce his plan for college. Wilson bested competition at the HOSA National Leadership Conference this summer, winning first place in clinical nursing.
“Jason competed against hundreds of students in area, state and national competitions,” said health science teacher Wakita Lamb. “He is now first in the nation in clinical nursing. What an amazing job.”
Wilson, who was one of two Texans up for the title, beat nine of the nation’s best in the intense competition. Fresh off his win, the talented 18-year-old then began his freshman year at the University of North Texas, choosing to double major in chemistry and biology.
“[I registered for] so many science courses,” Wilson stated on Twitter. “I am so excited to do what I want to do.”
Wilson’s dream job is to become a surgeon—a profession he was able to explore through CTE health science courses. With classes like anatomy & physiology, world health research and clinical rotation, Wilson received a solid foundation in medical science at SHS—skills that are sure to assist him in his journey to the operating room.
Photo courtesy of Wakita Lamb
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