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HOSA Day informs Students about Healthy Living

HOSa President junior Raysis Rosales holds up a sign to help promote the event.

HOSA- Health, Occupation, Students of America, hosted their annual HOSA day which took place on the sixteenth during both A and B lunches.
The club collaborated with a variety of organizations such as Vet Assisting teachers Ms. Rosenthal and Ms. Larson talked about anxiety and depression, they brought therapy dogs to demonstrate how pets can positively impact our mental health. “This event will help students learn what HOSA represents. We reached out to different aspects of health since the theme is to Be the Change,” said Nurse Debbie Bukowski
Members of the culinary program were there to talk about nutrition and the importance of a balanced diet. Hosa Club members were also there to discuss physical health and do some weight and blood pressure checks.
Members from the Florida Department of Health attended to inform students about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol for Great American Smokeout day. Student Resource Officer, Robert Kelly warned students about the risks of drunk driving. “We did a demonstration on the dangers of alcoholic influence on the road. We had students wear a pair of drunk simulation goggles which creates the effect that you are under alcohol and ask them to walk a straight line with the goggles on,” said Officer Kelly.
HOSA member Stephen Yu helped out by promoting the event to students. “HOSA Week this year was only one day as opposed to the usual week, but with all the guests and their niche activities packed into one day, it made up for the shorter period of time,” said Yu.
Overall, Hosa Day was a successful event and the organization was able to teach students about the importance of Health.

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