Health Sciences and Technology Academy Day at the state Legislature

Fred Pace

March 11, 2014

CHARLESTON – On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, Health Science Technology Academy (HSTA) celebrated their day at the state Legislature.

Events included an awards ceremony at the Capitol in Charleston. The ceremony honored one outstanding student from each of the 14 HSTA regions.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a proclamation officially declaring March as HSTA Month. HSTA was recognized as national “model created in West Virginia by West Virginians that networks globally to provide 21st century skill necessary for success, while ensuring the well-being of future generations of West Virginians, our economic stability and our quality of life, making West Virginia a great place to live and work.”

These students are part of the HSTA organization and are representing Scott High School and Sherman High School. They enjoyed meeting the Senators Ron Stollings and Art Kirkendoll, and Delegates Jeff Eldridge, Ted Tomblin and Rupert Phillips who represent Boone County.

Students also met state Treasurer, John Perdue and had a lengthy meeting with him. The students discussed their future educational plans, thanked all the officials for their support of HSTA and asked for their continued support.

Since 1994, HSTA has reached out to 9th through 12th grades under-represented students to support them through high school and college and follow them to professional school to ultimately help prepare them for a career in health sciences.