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Marion Center High School Student Makes ICTC History by Becoming Certified Phlebotomy Technician

McKenna McCausland


Marion Center Jr. Sr. High School is abuzz with excitement as one of its own, McKenna McCausland, a senior, has made history by becoming the first student from Indiana County Technology Center’s Health Occupations program to pass her certification examination and earn the title of Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

McKenna’s journey to this remarkable achievement was marked by dedication, perseverance, and hard work. To qualify for her certification, she diligently completed the required online modules and exams, maintaining an impressive average of at least 85%. Her training extended beyond the virtual realm as she honed her skills on manikins and underwent a rigorous clinical competency evaluation, earning her the opportunity to participate in clinical rotations at Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC).

During her time at IRMC, McKenna demonstrated her proficiency by successfully performing numerous venipunctures and capillary punctures, essential skills for any aspiring phlebotomist. Her hard-earned experience paved the way for her to confidently sit for her certification exam, which she conquered with determination and skill.

With her certification in hand, McKenna is now poised to make a meaningful impact in the field of healthcare. Armed with her knowledge and expertise, she will join the ranks of healthcare professionals, serving the needs of our community as a certified phlebotomist.

McKenna’s accomplishment serves as an inspiration to her peers and a testament to the exceptional education provided by the Indiana County Technology Center. Her dedication and success underscore the importance of passion, hard work, and determination in achieving one’s goals.

Congratulations to McKenna McCausland for her outstanding performance and for etching her name in the annals of ICTC history. As she embarks on this new chapter of her career, we have no doubt that she will continue to excel and make a difference in the lives of others.

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Mackenzie Thomas
Mackenzie Thomas, Sports and Feature Editor
“Don’t give up on the person you’re becoming”  I am Mackenzie Thomas, a junior at Marion Center Area High School. I am currently involved in Advanced Competetive Robotics, Bots IQ Robotics, FIRST Robotics, Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA), Cross Country, and Track and Field.  I am a proud member of the Newspaper staff for the fifth year. My love for journalism is flourishing as I am able to contribute to myself in a positive way. Ultimately, the Newspaper Club is giving me the opportunity to represent the school through writing and exploring events going on amongst the student body, all while contributing to my future career goal in the sports journalism field. 
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