Greenbrier County Health Occupations & Sciences Association (HOSA) students were honored by the Board of Education on May 9 for their award-winning performance in the 2015-16 WV HOSA Competition. Sixty-Six students from Greenbrier East High School (GEHS) and one student from Greenbrier West High School (GWHS), Shannon Brunzo-Hager, competed at the state level.
Greenbrier East students returned home with fifty-three awards in various competitions including CPR/First Aid, PSA, Public Health, Community Awareness, and Health Education. GEHS HOSA was also named Outstanding HOSA Chapter.
Greenbrier East High School Health Occupations & Sciences Association (HOSA) students set as their goal for the 2015-16 school year to help those “close to home”. The students demonstrated their growing character and caring attitude as they took on tasks to help others in need.
The GEHS HOSA Medical Review Corp (MRC) team which included Breanna Boggs and Hanna Mann and other members not present at the board meeting, worked with the county MRC in several areas to help the school and community. Their efforts earned the team first place in the WV state HOSA competition at Marshall University in March.
Shae McMillion and Kirstin Cole honored a fellow GEHS student who died of pancreatic cancer by informing the school and community of the risk factors for the disease, earning a first place award at state competition.
Megan Armstrong and Michaela Foster of GEHS worked with staff at WVSOM to study Forensic Medicine, also earning a first place award at state competition.
Shannon Brunzo-Hager of Greenbrier West High School won second place in the Medical Terminology competition and will travel with members of the GEHS HOSA team to Nashville, TN, in July to compete at the National HOSA Competition in late June.