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Girl Scouts Connectz explore careers in the medical field

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Ninety-six Rochester high school students with their eyes on the medical field for future careers came together Tuesday morning at Winona State University Rochester to see what it takes and get some hands on experience. 

Girl Scouts Connectz aims to reach underrepresented girls, and provide them with the tools and information they need to pursue a medical career. The girl scouts learned how to flush an IV, how to take vital signs, and they even dissected a sheep heart. Along with other hands on activities, the students learned about college readiness.

South Central College in Mankato and Century College in White Bear Lake also held this same medical program Tuesday. One student going through Tuesday's activities said she's grateful for group leaders who believe in their futures.

"It just makes me happy that I have people here to support me, and just help me go where I need to go in life," said Kiara Jordan, a 9th grade Century High School student.

This is the the first year for the program.

Activity leaders hope to continue this program, and expand it state wide.

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