Two Hackett students attended the M*A*S*H program this summer at Sparks through UAMS. Megan Howard, a Hackett senior, and Kiersten Long, a Hackett graduating senior last year, both attended the two week program this summer. M*A*S*H, Medical Applications of Science for Health, is a two-week summer camp that introduces high school students who are in the 11th and 12th grades to health careers. Students selected into the program shadow five days in a variety of health care locations and learn medical terminology. The participants have hands-on activities to learn medical procedures such as heart dissection and suturing. Participants tour the medical facility and take local field trips including to medical campuses. The group takes part in team building activities throughout the camp and learns about a variety of health careers and education levels needed for those different careers. Both students had to apply for the program through a rigorous process and were selected to participate. Megan Howard stated, ” MASH 2018 was so great! I made plenty of new friends, memories, and set up a lifelong career path for myself, all while having the time of my life! I will never forget this medical program.”