Princeton students bring home awards

From News ReleaseApril 25, 2014 

Princeton High HOSA students are, from left: front row – Altheia Balageo and Kelcie Thomas; middle row – Macy Massengill, Jenna Woodard and Allie Wagner; and back row – Alex Pearce.


The Princeton High School chapter of Health Occupations Students of America competed recently in the state leadership conference in Greensboro.

Altheia Balageo, Kelcie Thomas, Macy Massengill, Jenna Woodard, Allie Wagner and Alex Pearce attended the event. The Princeton chapter received the Gold Star Award and the National Service Project Award for its work with local health-care organizations.

Pearce received first place in the Outstanding HOSA Chapter competition. Outstanding Chapter competitors are required to submit a scrapbook that highlights the chapter’s activities for a year.

Balageo received the Barbara James Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes individual HOSA members for volunteer service in their community. Her HOSA chapter newsletter placed third.

Thomas served as a conference page throughout the event.

Balageo, Thomas and Woodard tested their knowledge of current health issues on the Health Care Issues Exam, and all three placed in the Top 10.

Massengill placed in the Top 10 in Job Seeking Skills event. She wrote a resume, filled out a job application and took part in a simulated job interview.

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