LEWISTON – Kathryn M. King of Turner is a volunteer for Bates College Emergency Medical Services.

Founded in the spring of 1996, Bates EMS is an all-volunteer non-transporting emergency medical service licensed with the state. Bates EMS members include student volunteers who are licensed emergency medical technicians or first responders, including two responders at the EMT-intermediate level, as well as several wilderness EMTs.

Bates EMS responds to an average of 120 to 140 calls an academic year and has treated patients with conditions ranging from general malaise to multi-systems trauma to full cardiac/respiratory arrest.

King, a senior dean’s list student, is a biology major. The daughter of Neal and Kathryn King, she is a 2001 graduate of Leavitt Area High School.

King was on the Bates women’s basketball and outdoor track teams in 2001-02. She did an internship with Collaborative Refugee Services Program, Lewiston, and volunteered for the Leadership Academy, both in 2002.

King participated in the Career Discovery Internship Program in 2003, was a junior adviser for the school year 2003-04 and participated in the 2004 Mount David Summit, an annual showcase of student achievement at Bates. She is a resident coordinator for the current school year.

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