STC Student Wins National Radiologic Technology Competition
March 13, 2013 - Southeastern Technical College student Chelsey Coursey of Lyons walked away from the West Coast Educators Council (WCEC) Radiologic Technology Student-Educator Seminar as champion of its Student Bee, a competition for rad tech students from across the United States.
The event, held in Orlando, Fla., began Feb. 26 and ended March 1. Now in its 36th year, the WCEC Radiologic Technology Student-Educator Seminar is a chance for rad tech students and educators in the US to come together and address issues in their field.
The Student Bee is a tradition at the annual seminar, in which students are quizzed one at a time before an audience, in the spelling bee style, on radiography. The bee was on Feb. 27, and the STC delegation entered three students into the competition.
By the third round of quizzing, two Southeastern Tech students were left, and several rounds later, when only a single row of students remained, excitement crept in. Soon, only Coursey and one other student were left.
“As soon as we heard her question, we knew she would win,” said Kerry Dunn, STC Radiologic Technology program director. “I knew she would know the answer.”
Dunn’s faith was rewarded. Coursey was named winner of the bee and received a $200 cash prize.
The remainder of the trip was dedicated to interacting and learning with other radiography educators, professionals, and students. The Southeastern Tech group met with peers from Florida, Ohio, Texas, North Carolina, and beyond.
“One of the highlights for us was a lecture on the 100 years since x-rays were discovered and how they shaped society,” said Dunn. “It was an amazing lecture.”
For more information on radiologic technology at Southeastern Tech, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.