Washington Unified’s Jr. Health Institue students recently competed in the California State HOSA (Cal-HOSA) regional competition. Cal-HOSA hosted the competition for future health professionals virtually this year due to the pandemic. The WUSD Jr. Health Institute serves students in both Washington Unified and surrounding associate schools. We want to congratulate the following students for their hard work and dedication!

In the category of Health Career Exploration students took an examination about medical careers.

Kimberly Hernandez (WF) 4th place
Berenice Casas (WC) 5th place

In the category of Exploring Medical Innovation, students presented on medical innovation.  This team researched Palforzia, a treatment that lessens the severity of peanut allegories. This team will move on to compete in the international conference in June.

Palforzia team 1st place:

Hailey Smith (WC), Victoria Marin (OC), and Gabriella Gutierrez (OC)

According to their website, “Cal-HOSA serves the health science and health careers students enrolled in Career Technical Education programs at middle school, high school and postsecondary education in California. Cal-HOSA is not a club, rather a health science and medical technology curriculum strategy that is part of an instructional program that prepares students for health care careers.”