A team of four William Floyd High School Medical Assisting students recently placed fourth in Northwell Health’s SPARK! Challenge, a culmination of a year-long program in which high school students learned about careers requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. The William Floyd team presented an impressive display on Occupational Therapy and for their efforts received a $1,000 grant for the Medical Assisting program.
Congratulations to the students Mahrukh Shahzadi, Summer Hoffmann, Katie Ortez and Jonathan Irizarry and their teacher, Jason McKay.
This year’s SPARK! Challenge involved students from more than 40 schools across Long Island and New York City. Clinical experts representing more than 50 health care fields served as mentors to help students develop their projects and supply practical information to guide them through future career choices. The SPARK! Challenge, now in its fourth year, was created by the Northwell Health’s Workforce Readiness team.