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Pumpkinology Contest Depicts Medical Terms at NLHS

(L) Best Overall Chistney Snead with the ‘Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus’ (C) Most Creative Claire Jackson, with the ‘Diagnosis of Maniac’ and (R) Lexi Clark, with the ‘Diagnosis of Toxic Encephalopathy’

Pumpkins with Hydrocephalus, Maniac, Toxic Encephalopathy, Cephaloma and Hematemesis

North Lamar High School’s Medical Terminology students hosted their first annual ‘Pumkinology’ Contest.

Kenda Waldroup instructed her students to use medical terms they have learned this semester to create a diagnosis for their pumpkins. The students had to research their diagnosis and write a brief paper to go with their pumpkin.  The pumpkins were then put on display in the library for students and staff to cast their votes.

(L) Best Research and Presentation Meredith Puckett with the ‘Diagnosis of the Rapidly Growing Cephaloma’ (R) Most Disgusting Corbin Waldroup with the ‘Diagnosis of Hematemesis.’

Category winners were Chisteny Snead for Best Overall with ‘Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus,’ Claire Jackson for Most Creative with ‘Diagnosis of Maniac,’ Lexi Clark also for Most Creative with ‘Diagnosis of Toxic Encephalopathy,’ Meredith Puckett for Best Research/Presentation with ‘Diagnosis of the Rapidly Growing Cephaloma’ and Corbin Waldroup for Most Disgusting with ‘Diagnosis of Hematemesis.’