Pottstown High Lesson Offered All Guts And Some Glory

Pottstown High Lesson Offered All Guts And Some Glory

Pottstown High healthcare technology student Kasia Butts and instructor Michaela Johnson show off Kasia’s winning T-shirt design for the human digestive system

POTTSTOWN PA – When it comes to learning about the human digestive system, students in Pottstown High School’s healthcare technology program proved they know what’s inside by showing it on the outside.

The students responded eagerly to a challenge by instructor Michaela Johnson, who asked them to create T-shirts that diagram major digestive system organs. And what began as a classroom exercise resulted in a school-wide contest, district Director of Community Relations John Armato reported Tuesday (Dec. 24, 2013).

Johnson put the T-shirts – filled with creative flair, humor and a little whimsy – on display in the high school main hallway. Students throughout the school were asked to vote for their favorite.

The winner was Kasia Butts, whose tie-dyed background showed off everything from the esophagus to intestines and beyond in bright colors outlined with silver glitter; a sparkling presentation of the body’s “guts.”

“Learning anatomy and physiology is no easy feat,” Johnson admitted, but said she was proud her students demonstrated “not only that their academic skills, but their artistic skills … were at a high level” in the design contest. All “worked hard on their project and definitely had opportunity to show their individualism” and flaunt their artistry, she said.

The high school's main hallway was filled with t-shirt contest entries. Students voted for their favorite

The high school’s main hallway was filled with t-shirt contest entries. Students voted for their favorite

Photos from Pottstown High School