AUBURN — Auburn High School students studying to be future health professionals recently raised $12,000 for Lee County’s Relay for Life.
This donation is a new record for AHS’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) program, surpassing the 2023 amount of $9,000. Students presented a check to Lee County Relay for Life co-chair Randy Causey.
Auburn High’s Health Science teacher Laurie Osborne has been the HOSA sponsor since 2009. The program has grown from five members to more than 150.
The Health Science program instructional content incorporates project and problem-based healthcare practices and procedures to demonstrate knowledge and skills fundamental to various healthcare careers. Knowledge and skills are reinforced and enhanced through co-curricular activities and participation in HOSA – Future Health Professionals and work-based learning opportunities that are age and grade appropriate.
The program’s courses include Foundations of Health Science, Pharmacy Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Patient Care Technician, Operating Room Foundations, Medical Terminology, Therapeutic Services and Clinical Internship. The program partners with East Alabama Health for student employment with the Earn and Learn High School program.