OTTAWA — Claire Schroeder, 18, a senior at Ottawa-Glandorf High School, is hoping to pursue a career in biomedical engineering.
She has already been accepted at Ohio State University.
“I’m going to go to medical school afterwards. Instead of choosing a degree like biology, I can get a job with biomedical engineering,” Schroeder said. “Since my freshman year, I’ve taken bio-med and Project Lead the Way Engineering and I work at The Meadows of Kalida as a nurses aide so the medical field is for me. I chose biomedical engineering because I’m also an intern at Feudenberg NOK in Findlay. I know I really like engineering, and I really like the medical field, so biomedical engineering combines the two.”
The possibilities for career applications are endless.
“I can work in a manufacturing facility and develop new hair products or wheelchairs or prosthetics. There’s a wide range of things,” she said.
Schroeder carries a 4.0 grade point average and is president of the Junior Optimists Club and the National Honor Society at Ottawa-Glandorf. She also plays soccer and softball.
One club she’s most proud of belonging to is Glamour Gals.
“We get together once a month to have a meeting, and we then we get together another day to do a makeover at a nursing home. Since I work at a nursing home, when we go to The Meadows of Kalida I really enjoy it more,” she said.
Schroeder is pleased with the experience she’s gotten at Ottawa-Glandorf High School.
“I like the staff and all of the classes they have to offer and all of the extracurricular activities you can get involved with,” she said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.