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Many contributed to HOSA activities success this year

Letter to the Editor

I would like to express belated, but heartfelt, appreciation to all those who contributed to Kamiah’s incredibly successful HOSA-Future Health Care Professionals activities this year.

The local chapter may be small, but it is mighty, boasting silver- and bronze-medal winning teams at the state level. At the international competition in Nashville this June, one team finished in the top 15 out of 109 international teams. It is unknown where the second team finished, but it received high accolades from judges. I am so proud of the six incredible young women who represented KHS!

I sincerely appreciate the efforts of the Kamiah School District to sponsor a HOSA chapter. As everyone knows, resources in the district are pretty lean. The students were fortunate to have two enthusiastic and supportive advisors in Terry Law and Katie Ball, and the parental support of Leah Kludt (who served as chaperone). The success of the HOSA program is a direct reflection of their guidance.

Thank you to the residents of the Clearwater Valley and all the families and friends who donated to or participated in fund-raisers that supported the teams’ travels to the International conference. After all the adversity in the valley this year, people still found the resources to rally in support of this program. The residents in this area are truly amazing.

Finally, I’d like to thank Lorie Palmer and the Idaho County Free Press for cheerfully printing last-minute news releases publicizing the fund-raisers. This paper is a great resource for the residents of this area.

Elayne Murphy



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