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HOSA End of Year Celebration 

The Culpeper Technical Education Center (CTEC) celebrated the accomplishments of its HOSA -Future Health Professionals students at a celebration held on May 10, 2023.

In its inaugural year, HOSA students had a lot to celebrate, including industry certifications, competition awards, job offers, and scholarships. HOSA is a career and technical student organization that focuses on leadership skills and preparing students for careers in healthcare.

The following students were recognized for their membership and earning their industry credentials:

In February, HOSA hosted a successful blood drive at CTEC, collecting 38 units of blood. As recognition for its efforts, the American Red Cross awarded one $250 scholarship to a student who demonstrated outstanding leadership skills. This scholarship was awarded to EMT student Sara Dunphy.

Students who participated in HOSA’s state leadership conference in March were also recognized for their outstanding performances Emergency Medical Technician competition. These students will be traveling to Dallas, TX in June to attend the International Leadership Conference and compete at the national level.

1st Place – Rebecca Castaneda-Reyes and Jason Manne

2nd – Sara Dunphy and Charity Payne

Top 5 Finisher – Taylor Betanco and Lethzy Martinez-Rivera

CTEC also took the opportunity during the celebration to recognize one of its community partners who provide clinical opportunities for the EMT program. Culpeper County Emergency Services was recognized for its outstanding and continuing support provider ambulance ride time for students. Director Bill Ooten was present to accept the recognition plaque. 

CTEC End of Year Celebration

CTEC celebrated its second year with its second-ever end-of-year Blazer Bash, on Friday, May 12, 2023 during the last hour of each class session.

This year’s celebration was hosted by the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and gave students an opportunity to relax, socialize, and generally have some fun after a school-year filled with hard work and accomplishments. This date was also the last day of school for senior students and gave them an opportunity to say goodbye.

Students enjoyed an inflatable obstacle course and a dunk tank that was occupied by Principal Shaun Summerscales during the morning session and NTHS advisor Matt Barton during the afternoon session. In addition, students were offered popcorn and snow cones to enjoy during the festivities, which also include music and cornhole.