A photo caption in Monday's Anne Arundel edition misspelled a student's name in the Student Spotlight feature. Her name is Katie Mack.
The Sun regrets the errors.
Students: Catherine Cruz, 16, of St. Mary's High School, Katie Mack, 15, and Becky Sappington, 15, both of Old Mill High School.
Accomplishments/Interests: Catherine, Katie and Becky, junior volunteers at North Arundel Hospital, eventually want to use the training and insights they receive from their volunteer work to pursue occupations in medicine.
* Catherine, a senior, worked this summer in the hospital's Endoscopy and Intermediate Care departments, transporting wheelchair patients throughout the hospital, putting patients' charts together and assisting nurses.
She believes her volunteer work has helped with understanding "what working in a hospital is like," and would like to follow in the footsteps of her two older sisters and father, all physicians.
At school, she is active in the Environmental Club, a member of the National Honor Society, on the yearbook staff and participates in the state-sponsored Reach America Program, helping to educate youth against the use of drugs.
* Katie, a sophomore, began volunteering in June in Pediatrics. She especially delighted in keeping the young patients company and helping to occupy their time while staying at the hospital. "I like children and enjoy working with them," she says.
She acts as a tour guide in a "pre-op class," taking children through the hospital, allowing them to become familiar with hospital mechanisms and procedures as they prepare for surgery.
An Honor Roll student, Katie's school activities include junior varsity soccer and the varsity indoor and outdoor track team.
* Becky, a sophomore, has close family connections with North Arundel. Her mother, grandmother and stepfather all work there.
She has worked in the Intermediate Care Unit (IMC) and currently works in Physical Therapy, where she assists the hospital staff with patient care.
Her work, she says, "has been a learning experience."
She is also a member of the Medical Explorers, an organization sponsored by the Boy Scouts, where youth are taught about medical occupations and procedures. The Explorers meet at North Arundel and host speakers from different medical fields.
As a member of the Wesley Grove United Methodist Church in Harmans, she was recently elected president of the youth church group. In school, she is a member of the Pom Squad and
the chorus and takes voice lessons.