Pickens County HOSA members win state honors

From left, Alexia Bishop-Sommerville, Cheyenne Livingston, Anthony Guy, Riley Campbell, Laci Sanders, Madison Acker, Blake Bridges, Joshua Williams, Daniel Carr, John Harless, and Tyler Britt.

Members of the Pickens County College & Career Center Health Science/PLTW chapter of HOSA recently attended the Alabama State HOSA competitive events in Montgomery where members representing Aliceville High School, Gordo High School, Pickens County High School and Pickens Academy participated in various health-related competitions.

Twenty-three students traveled to the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre on February 21-22, to compete in round two competitive events against other students from across Alabama.  Round one events were conducted in December 2018 in which the center had seventy-five competitors.  The state event was composed of 1800 students competing in forty-five different venues. The HOSA students from Pickens County represented themselves, their schools, the community, and HOSA with utmost professionalism. 

Alexia Bishop-Sommerville, a senior from Aliceville High School/ Pickens County College & Career Center was recognized and presented the Presidential award of excellence for the HOSA Barbara James award.  This award recognizes HOSA members across the nation who have achieved superior hours of community/volunteer service hours.  Alexia has successfully completed 500 hours of community service at the VA Hospital in Tuscaloosa, AL over the course of one year. 

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