High School Students Awarded Scholarships in Allied Health Competition hosted by Midwest Technical Institute

Moline, IL. -Several high school students received scholarships for their presentations at the annual Midwest Technical Institute and Delta Technical College Live, Breathe and Smile Competition held on April 11, 2019.

The MTI and DTC Live, Breathe and Smile Competition is an invite-only competition for high school seniors who are motivated to pursue a career in the allied health industry, which includes medical assisting, dental assisting and more. Students competed by creating a visual aid on the unhealthy effects smoking has on physical and/or oral health. The projects were displayed and judged during the event.

Finishing in first place was Jada Reese of Pleasant Valley High School, who won a $2,000 MTI scholarship. Second place was awarded to April Barragan of West Carroll High School, who was awarded a $1,500 MTI scholarship. Kylee Oary of Mercer County High School finished in third place, winning a $1,000 MTI scholarship.

The LBS Competition is intended to provide financial assistance to help offset tuition and additional costs associated with allied health programs. All participants received a $500 MTI scholarship and had the opportunity to enroll in one of MTI’s allied health programs.

Campus President of MTI’s Moline campus, Angela Hoffman, described this year’s competition:

Highlights of the competition included:

  • Meet and greet with Campus Directors, Program Coordinators, Instructors and current students
  • Family-friendly fun, including music, food and beverages
  • Free “How to Afford College” Financial Aid workshop
  • Breakout sessions led by lab instructors, including student demos and interactive Q&A sessions
  • Campus tours of our allied health programs and meetings with Career Services and Financial Aid

MTI’s allied health programs provide students the skills and hands-on training geared to meet the demands of today’s employers. The goal is for students to gain entry-level employment in the allied health field, including positions such as medical assistant, dental assistant or other allied health profession.