U.S. Assistant Surgeon General to Honor W.Va. Students

September 21, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Rear Adm. Scott Giberson, assistant surgeon general, will give students at Greenbrier East High School a congratulatory shot-in-the-arm for their outstanding medical reserve corp. and their efforts to promote healthy living.

Autumn Chapman and Emily Arthur, members of the school’s chapter of the West Virginia Health Occupations Students (WV HOSA), claimed first place in the medical reserve corp. division at the HOSA National Leadership Conference earlier this summer. Giberson will honor the students during a school assembly entitled, “West Virginia Teens Healthy Choices and Lifestyles” at the Lewisburg school on Friday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m.

Giberson’s address culminates a week of events sponsored by the student HOSA group to educate students on a variety of topics, including seatbelts and traffic safety, proper drug use and drug abuse, disease prevention and emergency preparedness.

For more information, contact Cyndy Sundstrum, state HOSA director at the West Virginia Department of Education at (304) 558-3119, extension 53546, or the Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699.

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