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Local high school students making lip balm for licenses

Stacey Spivey

POSTED: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:33pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 9:57am

A group of Bullard High School students is making lip balm to help pay for their future.  Six students are a part of the pharmacy technician program. "We are trying to get these kids career ready, job ready and this is so far what we've done as a district," said Amy McKeethan, health science teacher.

After graduation they will be able and prepared to take the exam to become a certified pharmacy technician.  While working through the curriculum, they also had to find a way to cover the costs of the fees for the licenses.  "We're simultaneously trying to figure out how we can raise money for their fees because its costly on top of everything, as a senior they're responsible for," said McKeethan.

This is when they came up with the idea to make and sell lip balm for licenses.  They have made more than 100 tubes, around $180 of this chap stick to help further their education in the medical field.  The group did everything from make the chap stick to design the label.

One of the seniors, Taylor Ricketts, wants to eventually go to medical school, and believes this could help her in the future.  "I've never made anything like this before, I've never been a part of a project like this before so it was really cool," said Ricketts.

A local company has even offered to create display boxes for the chap stick.



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