MADISON, W.Va. — Boone County Health Sciences & Technology Academy students from Scott High School recently received won $1,000.
During Biomed Camp held at WVU in July 2015, the HSTA students had to design a service project to be completed in the community. Once they developed the project, they had to come up with a business plan including fund raising for expenses.
Upon completion, the students had to present their business plan to a panel of judges.
The students from Scott High School won the competition and received $1000. The money goes toward the purchase of materials to implement the project.
During this school year they will work with various medical facilities and police departments in the community to implement the project.
The students’ plan is to aid the community in discarding outdated, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs safely. They titled the project, Got Change? The name goes along with the idea of making changes in the community.
Their goal is to have a location for people to take their outdated, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. Students report they hope ridding homes of these prescription drugs will increase deterance for breaking into homes for prescription drugs.
The students will give out stickers to be place on windows showing that it is a drug free home. The students urged everyone to clean out their medicine cabinet of outdated, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.