HOSA students raising awareness


HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) competitors from Elkin High School, from left, Reagan Parks, Cassady Purvis and Brooke Collins, are raising community awareness for parental death during a juvenile’s life.


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HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) competitors from Elkin High School are raising community awareness for parental death during a juvenile’s life. The students that are involved in this event are Reagan Parks, Brooke Collins and Cassady Purvis. They have found five percent of the Elkin High School population has had a parent die during their life.

Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy, regardless of how old a person is when that loss occurs. For children who lose a parent, however, the effects can be devastating. A plan will need to be put in place so they can learn to accept this part of the life cycle and move on in a healthy and balanced manner.

The students competing in the competition realize that this is an issue that the community should be made aware of. To help raise awareness they have: placed encouraging posters around the school, created a social media page, presented information to health classes, gave a school-wide survey, and handed out suckers at sporting events with a message about awareness. They also hosted a hat day on Friday (wear a hat, bring a dollar), the money will be donated to Ebenezer Children’s Home.

HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) competitors from Elkin High School, from left, Reagan Parks, Cassady Purvis and Brooke Collins, are raising community awareness for parental death during a juvenile’s life.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_1355.jpgHOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) competitors from Elkin High School, from left, Reagan Parks, Cassady Purvis and Brooke Collins, are raising community awareness for parental death during a juvenile’s life. Submitted photo
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