BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology students have a streak going that rivals any in the sports world.
For the fourth year in a row, Northeast’s Medical Laboratory Technology students have placed in the top two at the annual Mississippi/Louisiana American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Student Bowl.
Northeast streak started in 2010 as the students claimed the overall championship and then turned the trick again going undefeated en route to their second championship in a row.
Northeast claimed the runner-up spot in 2012 before returning to championship form in 2013 in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Each year the student bowl competition is held in conjunction with the annual American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences’ Mississippi/Louisiana convention.
During the two-day competition students compete to see who is the best clinical laboratory scientist and the best clinical laboratory technician.
Students compete in a double-elimination quiz bowl format for top honors.
During each round, teams participate in segments lasting up to 20 minutes that cover the areas of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, immunohematology, urinalysis, coagulation, and parasitology, mycology and virology.
Members of the winning team were Carrie Burcham of Iuka, Kevin Jones of Corinth, Jessica Gates of New Albany, Kayla Brown of Tishomingo and Courtney Smith of Belmont.
Program instructors for the Medical Laboratory Technology degree at Northeast are Shannon Goolsby of Ripley and Rosalyn Singleton of Saltillo.
Goolsby serves at the Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director while Singleton is the clinical coordinator.
Goolsby and Singleton also serve as advisors for the Medical Laboratory Technology students.