During Biomed Camp at West Virginia University in July, the Health Science and Technology Academy (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 $1,000. 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The students’ plan is to aid the community in discarding outdated, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs safely.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, students said.
Their goal is to have a location for people to take their outdated, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.
Ridding homes of these prescription drugs hopefully will deter people from breaking into homes looking for them, according to the students.
The students will give out stickers to be place on windows showing that it is a drug free home.
“Please watch for more information on this project in the near future,” said From: Barbara A. Ulbrich, FSC, with WV HSTA program. “So, get ready to clean out your medicine cabinet of outdated, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. Boone County, Let’s make a change!”