HOSA students place second at state conference | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 21, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 19, 2017 at 11:52 am
By CINDY CROSBY
Colleton County High School recently announced three Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) took second place at the annual HOSA State Conference for their group project on improving diabetes awareness within the community. Seniors Breana Mitchell, Imani Reed and Aliayah Barrett have now qualified to attend HOSA Nationals in Orlando, Fla., in June.
“When we began researching what could be a good issue to improve awareness, we found that diabetes was a rising issue,” said Mitchell. “With more information and awareness about diabetes, the community could learn to better control the disease. Using a variety of methods such as school events, seminars and collaboration with agencies such as Lowcountry AHEC, MUSC and Eat Smart, Move More, we managed to impact a total of 6,261 people.”
The students also reached out to their peers at CCHS who battle diabetes, creating a lunch pact. “Our mission was to empower and educate the citizens of Colleton County,” said Mitchell.
Following their upcoming graduation, all three plan to attend a four-year college and major in health science.