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Student group receives funding

April 28, 2012
By Joe Hoover Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

Tucker County High School Health Occupations Students of America members appeared before the Tucker County Commission this week to request financial support for their upcoming trip to the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Stephanie Burns, Tucker County High School Hosa advisor and health occupations instructor, said her students did exceptionally well in the state competition.

"Seven of our students received awards during the state competition, and they will be going to the national competition in Orlando," she said.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Joe Hoover
Members of Tucker County High School Health Occupations Students of America request funding for their trip to the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., during this week’s Tucker County Commission meeting. Pictured from left are students Kristin Nestor, 17; Jessica McCrun, 16; Devin McDaniel, 17; Samantha Burns, 17; and HOSA advisor Stephanie Burns.

Last year, the commission donated $1,000 in support of the trip. However, this year, because more students have won state awards and will be going to nationals, Burns said HOSA needed a little more money.

"Including chaperones, we are sending 10 people to Orlando for five days. Airfare, room and board add up quickly," Burns said.

In support of the trip, the commission unanimously passed a motion to donate $1,500 to HOSA.

Commissioner Michael Rosenau said he has been very pleased with the work Tucker County's HOSA members have done.

"I want you to know that you have made a very big impression on us (the commission)," Rosenau said. "We are very proud of you."

Sara Litzau, of Tucker County Connections, also appeared before the commission to request funding.

Tucker County Connections hopes to host a one-week summer enrichment camp that will educate local children between the ages of 5 and 12 about Tucker County's historical and environmental heritages.

Litzau said participants in the program will visit different locations throughout Tucker County.

"There are so many wonderful places in our county. We want to make sure our kids know about them," she said.

While the commission was unable to immediately offer any funding, based on a lack of information, Commissioner James Carr encouraged Litzau to continue working on the project.

No promises were made, but Carr told Litzau to come back when she had a better idea of exactly how much money TCC needed.

Regarding other business, the commission unanimously passed the following motions:

Approve appointment of Stan Dragovich to the Tucker County Ambulance Authority Board;

Approve fourth application payment to G.A. Brown & Son Inc. at a total of $540,076.97;

Approve erroneous assessment No. 70; and

Approve payments.



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