ST. LUCIE COUNTY – HOSA – Future Health Professionals recently announced the 2016 recipients of the HCA – Philip R. Patton HOSA Scholarship.  Fifteen students were recognized from states across the nation in which HCA-Hospital Corporation of America has hospital locations.  St. Lucie Medical Center and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center are HCA hospitals located on the Treasure Coast.

Jessica Janvier is a 2016 graduate of St. Lucie West Centennial High School (SLWCHS) as well as a HOSA member representing the Allied Health CNA/EKG program.  She was named as one of the 15 scholarship recipients from an applicant pool of over 600.  Janvier just returned from the HOSA International Leadership Conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN where she was presented with her $1,000 scholarship.  She plans to attend Indian River State College in August to pursue a career in nursing.

In addition to receiving this scholarship at the Leadership Conference, Janvier competed in the Personal Care Competition as a representative of the SLWCHS HOSA Chapter.  Also, as a representative of SLWCHS, she received the HOSA Happenings Recognition Award and the National Service Project Recognition Award.  She accepted these awards on behalf of the Chapter for raising funds and for creating community awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Ms. Elizabeth Durkee, instructor at SLWCHS said, “I am just so proud of Jessica.  She embodies the positive leadership qualities HOSA strives to develop in its members.  She is highly motivated, demonstrates compassion, and is driven to refine her skill set in the medical field for the sake of being the best in her field.”

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Jessica Janvier @ HOSA International Leadership Conference

Jessica Janvier, 2016 St. Lucie West Centennial High School graduate and HOSA member, attends HOSA International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.