Many Farms HOSA rakes in awards

Tséyi' Bureau

May 9, 2013

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WINDOW ROCK - Many Farms High School's HOSA (formerly Health Occupations Students Association) piled up awards at the organization's recent Arizona state leadership conference, and for the first time a student from the high school was elected a regional officer.

Ralphlita Bia, Red Running into the Water born for Bitter Water, was elected HOSA's Region 1 vice president.

Florina Chee, Water Flowing Together born for Big Water, qualified to compete at the national level in Health Care Issues Exam, and the chapter as a whole received a silver award.

Also taking home awards were: Ethan Tom and Nicole Ahasteen, career health display; Lily Begay, Lilyana Begay, Shaylyn Becenti and Sonya Dick, community awareness; Joumii Nez and Tyler Joe, CPR/first aid; Aaron John, extemporaneous speaking; Hermaine Small, medical math; Romeo Begay, medical photography; Florina Chee, medical reading; Brandon Ahasteen, Katelin Thomas, Niya Harvey and Ralphlita Bia, public health.

The club's advisor is Errol Rose, science chair at the BIE high school.

GMCS graduation dates

GALLUP – Gallup-McKinley County Schools announces the following graduation dates:

-May 15, Middle College, Red Rock Park, 2 p.m., and Miyamura, Public School Stadium, 7 p.m.

-May 16, Navajo Pine, gym, 6 p.m.

-May 17, Crownpoint, football stadium, 6 p.m.; Gallup, Red Rock Park, 6:30 p.m.; Ramah, gym, 6 p.m.; Thoreau, gym, 6:30 p.m.; and Tohatchi, football stadium, 6:30 p.m.

-May 18, Gallup Central, 10 a.m., Miyamura gym, and Tse Yi Gai, gym, 2 p.m.

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