Centralia High School Hosts Army-Offered Simulation

By: Michael Lee, Contributing Writer

Centralia High School hosted an Army simulation on October 24, 2019, with Sergeant Eric Price and Sergeant Aaron Schumaker, where students experienced what the United States Army has to offer in the medical field.

The Army offered a chance for students to have a military experience through a simulation. The simulation, a trailer showing an interactive exhibit of state-of-the-art medical technology, was held on October 24, 2019, in the Centralia High School

parking lot. Mrs. Elizabeth Gilman, Mrs. Lori Lewis, Mr. Andrew Reynolds and Mr. Aaron Williams took advantage of the simulation experience by taking their classes out to learn about what the Army has to offer.

Sergeant Price and Sergeant Schumaker, Army recruiters, were there to teach the students about what the Army can offer and to see if any of the students might be interested in joining the medical field or the Army in general. They also talked about how the Army can financially help the people who join with college or housing expenses.

The simulation happened during school hours. Reynolds chose to take advantage of the opportunity. He said, “I was asked if I wanted to visit it [the simulation] with my class, and I thought it sounded like a great opportunity for students to learn more about their options after high school.” Gilman, who also participated, said, “My class got to participate because they’re all seniors, and Mrs. Dimmitt thought they might like to see the options available to them after high school.”

Most of the students were reportedly interested in the triage training dummy. Reynolds felt like the simulator was a neat experience, and he and the students learned a lot about what the Army has to offer in the medical field.


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