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Fort Walton Beach High School and Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Partner In Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program

The Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program at Fort Walton Beach High School (FWBHS) is a four year course of study that teaches students Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions and the Capstone Course Biomedical Innovation.   At the conclusion of their fourth year, students can test for a Biotechnician Laboratory Assistant Certification through the University of Florida Biotility program.  

“The hospital will now provide medical professionals to assist in the teaching of these outstanding 150 plus students enrolled in this program, said Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC) CEO Mitch Mongell.   “Hospitals and schools are vital to the makeup of what makes a community whole, and we are thrilled to provide our medical staff to help these students learn and grow in high school.”

Okaloosa School Board member Dewey Destin shared “Fort Walton Beach High School is one of the schools in my district, and I am an enthusiastic supporter of this biomed program.  This year, the School Board provided funding so each Biomed student can have their own computer in class, which greatly increases the effectiveness of their STEMM education.”

“This program is a tremendous asset to FWBHS,” said Fort Walton Beach High School Principal John Spolski, “with over 150 students, it’s a vital part of the curriculum that sets our school apart in the community.  Students who want to be a medical professional one day should be in this four year program.”

“I have been the biomed teacher since the program began, and we are now in our sseventh year” said Devon Stewart, Fort Walton Beach High School Biomed teacher.  “I am excited by the continued growth, and this relationship with FWBMC will only make the program more attractive, interesting, and exciting for encouraging our students to learn about cutting edge biomedical technology.”