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Are your students thinking about being in the healthcare industry one day? If they are, MASH and CHAMPS is perfect for them! MASH is a 2 week program for students who have completed the 10th or 11th grade; CHAMPS is a 1 week program for students in grades 7-9th. Applications can be found below. Requirements are:

  1. Recommendation Letters.
  2. Academic, Athletic, or other Achievements and Awards.
  3. Extra-Curricular Activities, Leadership, and Service.
  4. Essay describing the student's desire to attend this program and to pursue a health career.

If you have any questions call, Shawna Hawkins at 870-364-0563.

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The CHAMPS Program (Community Health Action Medical Public Service) will be held on June 8-12, 2020 at Ashley County Medical Center. CHAMPS is a program for junior high students in rural South Arkansas Communities that provides hands-on experiences in health careers, health education, and community service. During the one-week program, students work with local private medically related offices and businesses and with various departments in the hospital itself by rotating through different activities each day and shadowing various health care providers. Students in the program will be certified in CPR and Basic First Aid, make a First Aid Kit for personal use, participate in a community service project, and learn the importance of healthy lifestyle habits.

The course will begin each morning at ACMC at 8:30 a.m. and end around 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be served each day of the program, and a graduation luncheon honoring the students will be held Friday with parents invited.

This program is offered at no charge to any 7 to 9 junior high students (Students from Crossett, Hamburg, and Trinity of current seventh, eighth and ninth graders) interested in health-related careers. The selection criteria are based on the student’s scholastic ability as reported by transcripts, recommendations of counselor, science or health teachers and the application prepared by the student.

You (Counselor) should submit the following items on each student to be considered for the CHAMPS program:

All information should be returned by April 24, 2020. Please send to the attention of Shirley White or Shawna Hawkins, Ashley County Medical Center, P.O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635. If you need additional information, please feel free to call me at (870) 364-1272. Additional applications at