Submitted photo Knox County Career Center students placed second in the Skills USA State Championships. The students, pictured from left, Sarah Ashcraft, Courtney Spees and Adriana Harper presented on the issues of Type I Diabetes.

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Knox County Career Center students placed second in the Skills USA State Championships. The students, pictured from left, Sarah Ashcraft, Courtney Spees and Adriana Harper presented on the issues of Type I Diabetes.

MOUNT VERNON — Students at the Knox County Career Center have been showing off their impressive knowledge of health technologies, as they placed second in the Skills USA State Championship.

Sarah Ashcraft, Courtney Spees and Adriana Harper, KCCC Health Technology students, presented on the dangers, effects of and associated risks of Type I Diabetes. The students explained that they were able to pick their own topic, which has significant meaning to Ashcraft, as she has Type I Diabetes.

“The main purpose of the competition is to educate on health issues and technologies,” Ashcraft said. “I have Type I Diabetes and it’s actually on the rise and most people are unaware of that. We really just wanted to bring attention to it.”

 

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