Wallace State Community College and Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce invited 8th Grade Students from across the Greater Cullman area to come explore hands-on a variety of careers and professions at the Cullman Area Career Awareness Fair on November 7, 2017. Almost 1,000 students attended the event held at Wallace State in Hanceville, Alabama.
Sharing their passion for athletic training and rehabilitation are Encore Rehabilitation Athletic Trainers l-r: Gage Brewer; Dewayne Fortenberry; Adrianne Borland; and Jessica Burnetti with Occupational Therapy Assistant Leslie Perry. Also representing Encore Rehabilitation at the event were Adrian Dickerson and Bo Shirey.
Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. was proud to share the fields of Athletic Training-Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. Encore Rehabilitation Athletic Trainers worked with students to teach the proper way to place an individual onto a spine board when there is a suspected neck or spine injury. The Athletic Trainers also discussed the need for taping in sports and activities to provide greater stability and prevent injury and some students received a taping to their ankle. Therapists were on hand to share how physical therapy and occupational therapy can help individuals recovering from an accident, injury or illness.
Best of success to all of the students in attendance!
Congratulations to the Oak Grove Encore Athlete of the Month, Kourtney Brown! Kourtney is a 8th grade athlete at Oak Grove high school. She has been a member of the varsity Basketball and Volleyball teams for 2 years now and wears the jersey #32, #1, and #10. Kourtney’s future plans are to attend the University of Tennessee or Baylor and major in Physical Therapy or Athletic Training. She is the daughter of Kim and Carol Brown.
Congratulations to the Tuscaloosa Encore Athlete of the Month,Meredith Cowart! You won’t see her on the softball field or volleyball court; but you will find her in a dance studio! Meredith trains in a very technical and prestigious way through dancing. Only an 8th grader at Hillcrest Middle School, Meredith has been dancing for over 10 years now. She is a member of the Academy of Ballet and Jazz Company, in Northport, AL, where she also performs solos from time to time. Meredith has a 4.0 GPA, is a member of the Duke University Talent Identification Program, and the National Honor Society. Her future plans are to attend the University of Alabama and pursue a degree in Neonatal Nursing. Meredith is the daughter of Marvin and Sheila Cowart.