JSCC RCT team competes in state Sputum Bowl

Jackson State Community College’s Respiratory Care Technology program recently competed in the Sputum Bowl on Monday, April 1. This is a competition that is held as a part of the Tennessee Society for Respiratory Care annual conference. This year’s conference was held in Gatlinburg.

The first class of the newly reestablished program will graduate this August. The JSCC team competed against other teams that will graduate this May. Team members representing JSCC were Chad Durham, Taylor Harris, and Teara Bearden with Samantha Penzol as the alternate.

In the two rounds, JSCC defeated Columbia State and Walters State, respectively. Walters State has won the sputum bowl for 8 consecutive years. The team fell to Volunteer State in the third round by only one question. Cathy Garner and Christie Ward are “beyond proud” for the accomplishment of their students.