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Smedley High School for Healthcareers Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Touring one of the areas that Smedley High School for Healthcareers students use to train are, left to right, Angela Thompson, principal of the school; Joyce Wells, Ph.D., assistant superintendent of the Chester Upland School District; Joan Richards, president and chief executive officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System; several students from the school; and Gwen Smith, president of Springfield Hospital.

The first anniversary of the opening of the Smedley High School for Healthcareers in Chester was celebrated at a special event at the school on Nov. 5. The school is dedicated to preparing and motivating students to pursue further education toward a career in the medical sciences.

The event was attended by representatives of the Chester Upland School District and Crozer-Keystone Health System, who worked together to launch the school, as well as representatives from a range of organizations who have helped support the school. In addition to classroom-based learning, students at the school have the opportunity to participate in internships and mentoring programs at Crozer-Keystone hospitals.

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