Valley Head High School is very proud of its students and the accomplishments that they have. One such student that the counselor's office would like to recognize is Stephanie Poe. Stephanie is a senior at Valley Head and along with being a cheerleader, Stephanie also attends the DeKalb County Career Tech School. As one of those attending students, Stephanie represented DeKalb County in the Alabama HOSA State Leadership competition, in the category of Medical Spelling.
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, post-secondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.
Stephanie stated that "I had a great time, and it was a great experience!" She also explained that the Medical Spelling competition is a category where "You have to be familiar with spelling medical terms, and also their prefixes." She went on to explain that "In the competition, you would be given a paper, multiple choice test, where you are given the definition of a word. You had to choose the correct spelling of the term." Stephanie had the opportunity to compete and represent not only Valley Head High School, but the DeKalb County Career Tech School. She also had the opportunity to visit the Alabama State Capital. Stephanie was impressed with our state capital and stated that, "It was BEAUTIFUL!" Stephanie added, "I enjoyed staying at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa Convention Center, and getting to dress professional for the events." As Counselor at Valley Head it is always my pleasure to recognize the great students we have at Valley Head. We are very proud of our students and the accomplishments they have!