LSC-Kingwood Students Represent in National Respiratory Care Competition

Photo of Respiratory Care Club Members at Conference
Respiratory Care Club members attend Sputum Bowl Competition

Lone Star College-Kingwood is proving it offers a top-notch Respiratory Care program.

Students from The Respiratory Care Club competed in the Sputum Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier last.

The Sputum Bowl event is a Jeopardy-style competition that challenges students on various therapies in Respiratory Care. The TSRC (Texas Society of Respiratory Care) holds a conference every summer in which students compete against other schools in the state.

The students placed 2nd at the state competition, so they were invited to go to the AARC Conference to compete at a national level. LSC-Kingwood sent two teams - the “Snot Squad” Team 1 & Team 2 - to participate.

At the national competition, the “Lone Star Loogies,” as they dubbed themselves, made it to the quarterfinals.

Sara Hightower, Respiratory Care Professor, said, “I am beyond proud of the commitment and hard work the students have made balancing studies this semester and preparing to compete on a national stage. They placed in the top 6 to compete against 21 teams nationally. They showed great sportsmanship.”

Karla McCord will soon graduate from the program. "This has been an amazing opportunity. We met students from all over the country pursuing the same goals as us. We networked with industry professionals who showed us the latest developments in health care devices. Every single person was so supportive and encouraging.”

Brittani Wyse says she is grateful to the program. “Not only was it a chance to compete at national level but we were also given endless learning and networking opportunities. This was an experience I will never forget.”

The TSRC (Texas Society of Respiratory Care) is a state-chartered affiliate of the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care). The AARC is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to supporting Respiratory Therapists.

For information on LSC-Kingwood’s Respiratory Care program, visit: https://www.lonestar.edu/programs-of-study/respiratory-care-aas.htm.


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