Lake Norman Rehabilitation's Speech Therapist Mentors Local High School Senior

MHS Senior, Jessica Winesette, with Pam Manser, MA-CCC,
Speech-Language Pathologist, working with pediatric client,
Thomas and his mom, Anna.

MOORESVILLE, NC (November 4, 2013) – Lake Norman Rehabilitation’s Pediatric Speech Therapy Services is the chosen field of study for Jessica Winesette’s Senior Project. A senior at Mooresville High School, Winesette is conducting her senior project in collaboration with Lake Norman Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Speech Therapy department.  

The purpose of the senior project is to teach students how to interact and network with adults before leaving high school as well as to learn, via hands-on detail, more about a particular area of interest and potential career choice. The project also emphasizes time management, as there are certain deadlines the students must meet along the way. The senior project includes a research paper, spending at least 15 hours implementing the project, a portfolio, and a presentation where the senior formally speaks to a board of judges about the subject of their project.

When asked why she chose Pediatric Speech Therapy, Winesette responded, “I chose it, because I’ve always been interested in language and thought it would be something really interesting to learn more about.”  According to Speech-Language Pathologist Pam Manser, Winesette’s mentor at the hospital, “The senior project mentorship is a wonderful opportunity to share my education, background, and career experiences with a high school student who is so eager and motivated to learn.  The mentorship process with Jessica has been as much a positive experience for me, as I hope it has been for her to learn more about speech-language pathology.”

About Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive medical care to individuals throughout the greater Lake Norman region. Located just off I-77 at Exit 33, the Mooresville medical campus offers complete specialty services from 4-hour emergency medicine and maternity to oncology and advanced surgical services.