The volunteer work of Health Occupations Students of America at Veterans Memorial High School is earning them state and national honors.
The students received the Barbara James Service award at the recent state HOSA conference for contributing more than 100 hours in job shadowing and volunteer programs at local hospitals and other facilities. They will also receive the HOSA Presidential Service Award at the HOSA National Leadership Conference to be held in June. These student are: Brittany Buentello, Brittany Bazaldua, Karina Farias, Carlos Tello, Alejandro Hernandez, Isaac Martinez, Fernanda Marrero, Kimberly Garza, Gabriel Lira, Jose Sanchez Castillo, Alyssa Guajardo, Frida Barragan, Bryanna Cantu, Zenaida Alaniz.
Three VMHS HOSA students will also be recognized at the national conference for their fund raising efforts for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. This is a part of the HOSA National Service Project. These students are: Brittany Bazaldua, Isaac Martinez, Hannabeth Medina.
The students who worked on a community awareness campaign called, Love Shouldn’t Hurt, are advancing to national completion as well. They are: Karina Farias, Zenaida Alaniz, and Carlos Tello.