Shylee Gasper

Junior

Reeds Spring High School

shyleegasper@outlook.com

http://linkedin.com/in/shylee-gasper-ab31141b7

I chose to participate in GO CAPS, because I saw the amazing opportunities it provided my friends. It has given me those experiences and solidified my passion. GO CAPS has helped me grow as an individual in multiple ways. It is the perfect combination between learning how to complete a successful interview and learning the skill of suturing. The one thing it takes to be successful in GO CAPS is to have an open mind and be willing to learn. There is nothing that I have learned that has not helped equip me for my future.

 

Interested in: Biomolecular Engineer, Internal Medicine

Achievements: NHS, STUCO, Varsity Cheer, HYPE, YEP, Speech and Debate (1st place), CPR certified, March Student of the Month

Isabella Tsahiridis

Senior

Branson High School

isabellatsahiridis@yahoo.com

http://linkedin.com/in/isabella-farris-tsahiridis-531089156

I chose to participate in GOCAPS, because I have always had a passion for medicine, especially women’s health. GOCAPS has validated this passion and encouraged me to continue to pursue a career as a surgeon in obstetrics and gynecology. I have learned so much through GOCAPS. My favorite experiences have been hands-on skills training. I loved learning how to suture from Dr. Patrick Finkbone, Orthopedic Surgeon at CoxHealth. This hands-on skill was such a privilege to learn as a senior in high school. The main way to be successful in GOCAPS is to realize the course works for the student. Passionately pursuing your education is what provides success in GOCAPS. GOCAPS has opened so many doors for me in my professional life. I have opportunities lined up for me even when GOCAPS is over, not to mention all the skills I have learned that will put me ahead of my medically inclined peers.

 

Interested in: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Achievements: Varsity Women’s Golf, Track, Volunteer Counselor at Camp Barnabas, Volunteer CIT at Kanakuk Kampout, CPR Certified

Elijah Lenharth

Senior

Branson High School

eplenharth@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/elijah-lenharth-131a341b6

I chose GOCAPS to further my knowledge of potential careers within the medical field. I originally had an interest in veterinary medicine. Upon joining GOCAPS, my mind has drastically changed. This was from the experiences that GOCAPS has provided. I encourage even people who think that they know what they want to pursue to join GOCAPS; you might be surprised. GOCAPS has provided me the opportunity to improve the skills I already had in my repository.

 

Interested in: Psychiatry

Achievements: CPR Certified, Speech and Debate (First Place x2), Honors & AP classes, JU-DO black belt

Rylie Hall

Junior

Branson High school

Rylie.hall@yahoo.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/rylie-hall-7951111b7

I chose to join GOCAPS to figure out what I want to do after I graduate from high school. I have learned that I do want to become a paramedic. Without GOCAPS, I am not sure that I would have been as confident about that as I am now. My favorite experience was being able to job shadow with Taney County Ambulance District (TCAD). These job shadows really confirmed what I want to do in the future and how I want my future to look. In GOCAPS, you only get as much as you put into the program. To be successful, you must try to put effort into learning as much as you can during the time you have in the program. From this program, I am able to move forward with a heightened knowledge of what profession I want to pursue.

 

Interested in: Paramedicine

Achievements: CPR Certified

Elizabeth Grace Cassady

Senior

Branson High School

elizabeth.cass03@gmail.com

http://linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-cassady-ba24361b7

The reason I chose to join GOCAPS was that I felt that it would be an amazing opportunity to figure out what field of medicine I want to pursue for a career. During my time in GOCAPS, I have learned many hard and soft skills that I can bring into any work place in my future. A hard skill I learned was CPR. I actually got the opportunity to become CPR certified with Major Aumiller, Clinical Services Director at Taney County Ambulance District (TCAD). Something that I think really benefited me in the GOCAPS was that I came into the program with an open mind to all the different fields of medicine. I was also genuinely excited to see everything the program had to offer. I can take many things from being in the GOCAPS program, but the one thing I can take into any future career is the professional connections I have made with local medical and business professionals.

 

Interested in: Traveling nurse

Achievements: Nomination for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence, Second Place in Spanish at the World Language Competition, Court-Warming Nomination, CPR certified

Caleb Buxton

Senior

Branson High School

buxton_caleb@yahoo.net

http://linkedin.com/in/caleb-buxton-b77ba51b6

The reason I chose to participate in GOCAPS was that I wanted to be a physical therapist, but I felt like I was running out of time to make myself stand out. I have learned many skills that I can use for the rest of my life. For example, in GOCAPS, we went through a professionalism boot camp training where I learned how to write a resume, properly shake someone’s hand, and send a professional email. Those were just some of the many skills that we learned in the first few weeks of GOCAPS. My favorite experience is when Dr. Finkbone, Orthopedic Surgeon at Cox Medical Center Branson, taught us how to suture using chicken wings. I think that the most important thing to be successful in GOCAPS is to be an active learner and engage yourself in whatever is going on. I will use the knowledge that I have received in GOCAPS and share it with others.

 

Interested in: Physical Therapy, Athletic Trainer

Achievements: Varsity Tennis Team, 3.0+ GPA, Served at Crossover Community Impact, Busser at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Church Small Group Leader, Youth Group Leadership Team

 

Melody Andrews

Junior

Reeds Spring High School

Melodyandrews@gmail.com

www.linkedin.com/in/melody-andrews-4001141b7

Being in GO CAPS has solidified my passion in the medical field. Job shadowing and experiencing patient interaction has pushed me to want to improve and serve my community.

 

Interested in: Pediatric Trauma Physician Assistant

Achievements: FBLA (3rd Place), Color Guard (1st Place), FBLA Community Service (Gold), CPR certified.

Anna Voegele

Junior

Reeds Spring High School

anna.voegele1@yahoo.com

linkedin.com/in/anna-voegele-8591121b7

I chose to participate in GOCAPS, because I wanted to have the ability to get a head start in the medical field. Through this program, I have learned many different things. I was able to learn how to stop a bleed through the use of tourniquets and packing a ‘gunshot’ wound with sterile gauze. I have learned numerous hands-on clinical skills and professional skills, like being able to make a professional phone call, set up a voicemail, and write business emails. I have been able to make many professional connections with business and medical leaders in my community. My favorite experience, through GOCAPS, is shadowing with the Taney County Ambulance District. With job shadows and other industry experiences, we have to utilize professional skills to be successful. I will take what I have learned through this program and use it to further myself in the medical field.

 

Interested in: Combat Medicine

Achievements: CPR Certified, Academic All-State, NHS.

Makaila Shepard

Junior

Hollister High School

m0608shepard@yahoo.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/makaila-shepard-4a49361b6

I chose to participate in GO CAPS, because I thought it was an amazing opportunity to help further my future career and help me figure out which possibilities in the medical field pique my interest. I have learned a lot, including how to write a professional resume, perform CPR, and place an airway tube in the trachea when someone can’t breathe. My favorite experience, so far, has been learning how to perform CPR and becoming CPR certified with Major Aumiller, Clinical Services Director at Taney County Ambulance District. Another favorite experience was learning how to stop a bleed by using a tourniquet and wound packing. Although these experiences are fun, it takes a lot to be successful in GO CAPS. For example, time management, professionalism, and producing quality work is critical. I will take what I have learned into my future by using these skills when applying for a job and knowing how to be confident around professionals.

 

Interested in: OB/Labor & Delivery Nurse, Optometry

Achievements: CPR certification, Student Council Cabinet Member

Gabryelle Graen

Junior

Reeds Spring Highschool

gabbygraen@yahoo.com

www.linkedin.com/in/gabbryelle-graen-75b9261b6

GO CAPS has helped me break out of my shell. I have made more friends through GO CAPS than anywhere else. This program has pushed me to succeed alongside my peers.

 

Interested in: Emergency Medical Services

Achievements: CPR certified, Shotput (1st Place)

Joanna Lansman

Junior

Branson High School

Joannalansman@yahoo.com

http://linkedin.com/in/joanna-lansman-2b2b491b7

I am very glad that I joined GO CAPS, because it has allowed me to make great connections in the medical field and allowed me to find out what I’m interested in doing for my future. My favorite experience has been job shadowing at Taney County Ambulance Department with Major Aumiller, Clinical Services Director. In order to be successful in GO CAPS, it is very important to stay open-minded and be eager to explore and job shadow at new places. I plan on taking what I have learned from GO CAPS and use it to drive me in the right direction for my future career.

 

Interested in: Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy

Achievements: CPR Certified

Sydney Langer

Junior

Branson High School

Sydney.langer32@yahoo.com

http://linkedin.com/in/sydney-langer-5381b81b7

I chose to participate in GO CAPS, because I wanted to see what field of medicine would be right for me. I have learned that I enjoy working with kids. My favorite experience, so far, has been delivering a baby at the MU School of Medicine Simulation Lab. I believe what it takes to be successful in GO CAPS is being open-minded and asking questions. I believe I can take everything I’ve learned so far into my future medical career to help me be professional and successful.

 

Interested in: Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Surgery

Achievements:

Urvi Patel

Senior

Branson High School

urvipatel@yahoo.com

http://linkedin.com/in/urvi-patel-1189271b6

Since childhood, I always knew that I wanted to be in the medical field. But, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. When I heard about GOCAPS, it was marketed as a career exploration program. This opportunity was too good to pass up. I joined with the hopes of finding a career in the medical field that I love and have a passion for. Through career exploration in GOCAPS, students explore a wide variety of jobs available in the medicine and healthcare field. At one point, I was interested in optometry(vision care), but after job shadowing, I realized that it just wasn’t for me. At first I panicked as this career that seemed so appealing to me didn’t actually satisfy me. But then, I looked at it in a different light. Now I know that optometry is something that I am not interested in. It is a career choice that I can now cross off my list, and that will bring me closer to finding the right career for me. Another field that I had an interest in was dentistry. Mrs. Mills set up job shadowing experiences and brought in guest speakers that allowed me to further explore that career. I feel that GOCAPS has prepared me for my future.

 

Interested in: Pediatric Dentistry, Youth Health Education

Achievements:

Zacharyah Thomson

Junior

Branson High School

Zachariahthompson@yahoo.com

http://linkedin.com/in/zacharyah-thomson-3719241b6

I chose to participate in GOCAPS to further my understanding of & identify my interests in the medical field. Many choose a medical career based on limited knowledge, only to invest thousands of hours and dollars pursuing a career that might not be the right fit for them. My favorite experience, so far in GOCAPS, has been learning how to suture. If I become a Physician Assistant, it will be a necessary skill that I practice. The overall method and experience was exciting, because not all high school students get to learn this skill in-depth. The two most valuable traits that can make you successful in GOCAPS are time management and self-motivation, which will help you create as many productive experiences as possible. Everything I have learned through GOCAPS, from professionalism to CPR, will benefit me greatly. However, the most important skill I have learned in GOCAPS is networking and how to develop relationships in a professional setting. This will stick with me the most through my journey in the medical field.

 

Interested in: Emergency Medicine, Plastic Surgery Physician Assistant

Achievements: Project Collaboration with Dr. Shawn Usery, Chief Medical Officer at CoxHealth Community Hospitals

Kindelle Creach

Junior

Branson High School

kindelle.creach@yahoo.com

http://linkedin.com/in/kindelle-creach-5019251b6

I joined GOCAPS, because I had an interest in the medical field. However, I wanted more education on all of the different career paths available within health care. I have already learned so many skills that I can apply to any career that I may go into. I really enjoyed my business partner project. My partner and I were able to reach out to several local businesses that were willing to pass out our flyers, thereby spreading awareness of drug and alcohol prevention to over 1500 people in the Ozarks. Communication with your business partners and Mrs. Mills were the keys to success in industry projects, just like in GOCAPS. You will take away so many professional and medical skills that you can put on any resume.

 

Interested in: Paramedic

Achievements: CPR

Aiyana Boyd

Junior

Branson High School

Aiyanaboyd1@yahoo.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aiyana-boyd-8b9a871b6

 

I joined GO CAPS, because I wanted to see if the medical field was the right fit for me. This program has taught me so much. A few clinical skills that I have learned are Stop the Bleed, CPR, and airway management. The experience that has stuck with me the most is our tour of the MU School of Medicine Simulation Lab and clinical skill practice with the high-fidelity mannequins. The labor and delivery scenario was what helped me really finalize that obstetrics is what I want to do for my future career.

 

Interested in: OB/GYN nurse

Achievements: CPR certified, Student Council, February Student of the Month, NHS

Katelyn Patrick

Senior

Branson High School

katie0702grace@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/katelyn-patrick-b671ba1b7

I chose to join GOCAPS, because I am passionate about the medical field. It has taught me how to interact with other medical professionals and make connections to pursue my future endeavors. My favorite experience has been learning how to access a port with a sterile technique. To be successful in GOCAPS, you must be an avid learner with a growth mindset. I am excited to take what I have learned in GOCAPS and medical terminology (the dual credit course through GOCAPS) to be one step ahead of my peers in college.

 

Interested in: Family Medicine, Obstetrics

Achievements: