Katie Lee, Staff Writer

The Health Occupations Students of America career club here at Heritage recently received a very generous donation of $1,000 from the National Health Care facility in Fort Oglethorpe. The National Health Care facility is a long term care facility for the elderly. The health occupations class and HOSA have done many hours of volunteer work there, caring for patients and also throwing parties, dances, and more. The donation was made by the NHC administrator, Craig Jones, and he said it was to support the students who have an interest in health care career fields. Mrs. Henley informed me that the money received will go towards helping students compete at state competitions in Atlanta, where they test in pharmacology, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, medical terminology, and various other subjects. Mrs. Henley also suggested that the people at NHC are wonderful and have been very helpful in partnering with Heritage. I also talked to some of the students about the donation and they all greatly appreciate it. One of the HOSA members told me that he enjoys working with NHC and forming bonds with the people he works with, and that he thinks everyone who works there is very friendly and helpful. It is truly wonderful to see places like this helping out students here at Heritage and they are not only helping by giving the donation, they are also helping by allowing these students to volunteer and see what it is like to work in the healthcare field before they enter college.