Rad Tech Student Earns Second Consecutive National Win for STC
March 11, 2014 - For the second year in a row, a Southeastern Technical College student competed in a national radiologic technology competition and walked away the winner.
On March 2, five STC students entered the Student Bee competition at the Atlanta Society of Radiologic Technologists’ (ASRT) Student-Educator Seminar, and Hazlehurst’s Kayla Williams took first place. The seminar was held in Atlanta at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia on March 1-4.
The 26th such event for ASRT, it brings together practicing radiology technologists, educators and students to participate in workshops, discuss industry topics and network. The Student Bee is of particular interest to students and educators, as it pulls from questions that appear on the radiologic technology national certification exam.
“What makes the Student Bee so challenging is that these are generally questions that would be multiple choice on a written exam, but the student must procure the answer without any choices being given,” said Kerry Dunn, STC’s radiologic technology program head. “Therefore, this really is a test of how well the student has been prepared for our national certification exam.”
Programs from all across the country entered up to five of their students in the contest. Southeastern Tech had two that lasted deep into the fourth round, an impressive feat considering the rate of attrition within the contest.
“There were about 200 students competing and by the [end of the] first round, that number was cut in half,” Dunn said.
After being named the winner, Williams received a cash prize, plaque and a number of radiologic technology textbooks. She joins Chelsey Coursey, who secured STC’s first Student Bee victory at the 2013 West Coast Educators Council Radiologic Technology Seminar in Orlando.
For more information on opportunities in radiologic technology, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.