Send KHS HOSA Students to Nationals
The state level competition for HOSA was held in Boise Idaho on April 5th, 6th and 7th. Kamiah was represented by 14 students who competed in 7 events. Out of those seven events, Kamiah student teams won 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal. On top of these wins, one of our students was elected as an Idaho state officer. For such a small school, this was an amazing and unprecedented victory.
With all the celebration and high emotions, the reality of this win is that we now have the impossible task of raising $14,000 by June 1st 2017 for airfare and hotel expenses. Their win qualifies them to go on to represent the state of Idaho at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. If we are not able to raise the money in time, our students will not be able to compete at Internationals.
We are a low-income Title I public school. Currently, 100% of our students are enrolled in free breakfast and lunch. The students have already struggled to raise money for the state competition, and many had to wear clothes from a yard sale just to compete. Our students have had tremendous success, and the only thing holding many of them back is the fact that they do not have the funds. We as educators are heartbroken to see poverty standing in the way of our wonderful and intelligent students. We need heroes!
These are high academic achieving students who have had to do a lot of hard work to get where they are now. They are future Idaho doctors, nurses, opticians, and health professionals. Please donate if you can help us!