WAYNE – A couple weeks after a pair of northeast Nebraska high school students were accepted into the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) at Wayne State College, a third will join as an alternate.
According to a release from Wayne State College, Alex Carlson of Winside has been accepted into the radiography program for RHOP as an alternate.
Alex, a 2020 graduate from Winside, is the son of Chad and Michelle Carlson.
He participated in cross country, wrestling, track, band, jazz band, quiz bowl, one-act, spring plays, Youth Leadership Council, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), W Club and was a “Taps’’ musician.
On May 20, Kelsey Heggemeyer of Wayne (pharmacy program) and Gabriel Peitz of Wakefield (pre-medicine program) were accepted into RHOP at WSC.
A shortage of rural health practitioners in Nebraska prompted the educational institutions to implement the RHOP program in 1989.