By Staff
The Panther
Stockbridge HS
1st Place Division 4, Yearbook Verbal
Caption Writing

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Begin with strong leads, not name or title
  • Contain at least two sentences that answer all reader’s questions without stating the obvious
  • Evidence of adequate research which provides information that adds to reader’s understanding of event or situation
  • Clearly identifies all people in photo with both first and last names (sports captions should also identify names of players on opposing team)
  • Adhere to rules of good journalism including: active voice, typically the first sentence in present tense and remaining sentences are in past tense, freedom from editorial comment, careful editing and proofreading to eliminate mechanical errors, correct use of grammar

Since the beginning of every student’s high school career, the same question dogs her time and time again: What are you planning to do after high school?

Thanks to the programs that the Wilson Talent Center has to offer, junior Alic-Mychael Hawkins knows exactly how to answer that question with the kind of profession she wants to follow after high school.

“One year ago, I went to the Wilson Talent Center field trip like everyone else,” Hawkins said. “At the time, all I wanted to do was help others. Now I get to do that.”

As the name suggests, the bioscience careers program focuses on science programs, mainly veterinary medicine, forensic science, agriculture and microbiology.

“One of the main units we have studied in the past month was our chem tech unit,” Hawkins explained. “We worked with nutrient agar and incubators to grow microorganisms.” Some of the microorganisms this program has worked with include streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat), escherichia coli (E. coli),

and salmonellosis (salmonella).

“One of my favorite parts of this program is that fact that we have worked with real risks,” Hawkins said. “We have to take a lot of precautions with strep throat and E. coli so we don’t somehow catch anything.”

This course uses state-of-art technology and equipment which are used an large palette of career interests from veterinary medicine to forensic science.

“If science interests you, this class is one you should consider taking,” Hawkins said. “It has definitely influenced what I want to do after high school.”