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HOYA 2 Sept/Oct Article


Students did a fantastic job with their first Community Health bulletin board and subsequent fundraising project. September was National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month. The bulletin board, which just happens to be one of the best boards in the past few years, is something students see as they first enter the building for their CareerTec classes.  The students also designed brochures and created a Google slide presentation on this important subject. 

Alisa Moore, from Durand High School was able to sell her quota of the Suicide Awareness wristbands and lapel buttons in less than 24 hours, earning a $30 Starbucks card. She even chose to take additional fundraising items to support and promote this very crucial subject. Great job, Alisa. 

October’s bulletin board will be highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness and I look forward to sharing the students’ information with everyone.  

We are currently studying the collection of principles that should be guiding doctors, nurses, and all healthcare clinicians in providing medical care also known as healthcare ethics. Because healthcare deals with moral dilemmas regarding life and death, it requires a strong ethical code to provide guidance in making decisions. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, thus students are researching historical clinical research trials with some questionable ethics. This will allow them to utilize their critical thinking skills if they ever decide to personally join a clinical research trial or discuss one with a future patient. 

In October both HOYA I and II students will have their first opportunity at job shadows with our amazing healthcare partners. We are all so very excited to have this part of our program up and running again as it had been halted since the Covid pandemic.