Several students from the Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) Health Occupations of America (HOSA) Chapter have qualified to compete at the state level based on their performance at the recent Area VII conference. Students compete in a wide range of skill areas that include: writing, speaking, research, medical innovations, community outreach, and public health.

Those going on to TX State HOSA are Robert Barroso, Emily Salinas, Marissa Rodriguez and Regina Garcia in Public Health and Teen Dating Violence who placed first in the Area competition. Paula Moreno, received Fourth Place in Health Career Photography. Paula Moreno and Alexis Aranda received the Barbara Jordan Service Award for more than 150 hours of service in one school year.

Pictured from left to right are: Robert Barroso, Paula Moreno, Marissa Rodriguez, Emily Salinas, Regina Garcia. Not pictured: Alexis Aranda.