CCHS HOSA leads for organ donation

CCHS HOSA students present their donation check to Candee Candler of Donor Network West. Students from left to right, Brynlee Shults, Broder Thurston,...

Churchill County High School's HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) was recognized in the national 2017 Lead2Feed Challenge, earning $5,000 for charity and $2,000 for school technology.

This is the first year the CCHS HOSA has done this and their team decided their Lead2Feed donation would go to one of the leadership program's grant recipients, Donor Network West — which is an organ procurement organization that aids lives through organ and tissue donation in northern California and Nevada.

Sponsored by health science teacher and living kidney donor Elaine Adams, "Team Have a Heart" — the name a take on the red heart symbol on registered donors' driver's licenses — was conceived by the students after they learned of their teacher's story and choice to become a kidney donor to a school district colleague and friend, Teri Camacho. Continue reading

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