Health Occupation Students of America
Students aspiring to break into the challenging yet rewarding field of medicine yield to an organization in which they are able to build their understanding, experience and competitive edge. Students test in an event of their choosing and the qualifying scores will proceed to the state competition where they will go head to head with students who share similar aspirations. So far Delta High HOSA has been primarily organizing a variety of fundraisers in order to travel to the state competition. They have gone classroom to classroom, door to door, and house to house selling Gold Canyon candles, pumpkins, and butter braids.
The students participating in 2017-2018 HOSA include the following: Alyssa Trujillo, Rosalea Gonzalez, Stephanie Ponce, Sameha Haque, Ashley Lahoe, Neveah Harper, Leslie Velasquez, Caleb Frazier, Aubrey Jones, Sara Geddes, Madison Geick, Abby Carlson, Lexi Quinn, Sarah Parker, Peyton Schuster, Sami Wollert, Oceana Bergholtz, Taylor Bess, John Holgate, KC Carlson, Casandra Saenz, Kolby Keller, Jason Violett, Skyler Kraii, Gauge Lockahrt, Makayla Kortz, and Madison Braham.
The events the students have chosen to participate in this year are creative problem solving, HOSA bowl, biomedical debate, forensic medicine, medical math, photography, persuasive writing, medical terminology, and public speaking. The best of wishes to all of Delta's competitors as they test the week of Jan. 16 to determine whether they will make it to state.
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.