Student Spotlight: Honors pharmacy technician program paves the way to college

Student Spotlight: Honors pharmacy technician program paves the way to college

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - An outstanding student from Conway High School is this week’s Student Spotlight.

The young woman is staying close to home and is committed to attending Coastal Carolina University in the fall. Senior Taylor Crocker has an impressive path to college explaining how she is involved in every single honor society at Conway High School.

“I’m also a part of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club. I was in Anchor Club and in Student Council for three years, too,” explained Crocker.

Taylor Crocker is a six year veteran on the CHS cheer team
Taylor Crocker is a six year veteran on the CHS cheer team

As far as the pharmacy technician program at Conway High School, Crocker is one of 14 students in the program at school.

She assured it’s a top notch honors program.

“Yes, due to having to remember hundreds of brands and generics of drugs, laws, insurance policies and everything else. I think it’s definitely one you have to be dedicated to," Crocker said.

Crocker said she realized the pharmacy tech background is an experience she will take with her to college.

“It’s definitely a great program to pursue as far as giving yourself a stepping stone into your future career path, as well as being able to work a job that is not retail and actually offers something to where if you don’t like the career path you’re going into, you’ll have something to fall back on," Crocker added.

Hands on experience is valuable when it comes to the pharmacy tech program. Crocker said she has already been interning at the Medicine Mart in Conway.

The pharmacy tech program has only been around the past three years at Conway High, and has been growing every year with more than 20 students enrolled next school year. Conway High said it’s the only school in Horry County offering a certified student pharmacy technician program working to fill the need in the area.

“The medical field is a promising field as far as job opportunities and being able to help people," said Crocker.

Although she realizes that, Crocker is deciding to take a different route one day, teaching children inside the classroom.

“You’re shaping the minds of the future generations that will take care of you when you’re older and that will have an impact on this community that I’ve been raised in," she explained.

Crocker plans to major in early education at CCU and said she was awarded the Teal Scholarship based on academic performance in high school.

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