The HHS Health Science program (part of the district’s Career and Technical Education program) introduces students to careers in a variety of medical and health related fields, including: Nursing, Radiology, Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Surgery, and more. The two-year program gives students the opportunity to meet with medical and health professionals to talk about career options and even earn certifications in some areas. Students gain practical hands-on experience through training and job-shadowing via partnerships with local hospitals and colleges. Students in the program recently toured Pearl River Community College’s Allied Health Center in Hattiesburg. While there, students had the opportunity to tour all Allied Health programs including Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory, Medical Radiologic, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, and Practical Nursing. Demonstrations, information, and hands-on learning activities were available to these students who are interested in the field of Health Science.
Hattiesburg HS Forensics President and HHS Student Body President, Senior Jarrius Adams was named the 2014 recipient of the Perry Tyner Memorial Award presented by the Board of Trustees of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The award is presented annually to a student that has overcome significant personal obstacles while excelling academically and in the area of competitive speech and debate.
Hattiesburg High Congressional Debaters also asserted their power in the House of Representatives as Sophomore Ben Parker won the Congressional Debate Championship. He was joined in the Super Session by two Freshmen, Nuvindu Fernando and Josiah Mansfield. (Pictured)
Sophomore sensation Derek Collins won 1st place in Varsity Prose/Poetry and Varsity Humorous Interpretation. HHS also garnered several other individual awards.
The team now focuses on hosting the 27th Hub City Classic this weekend at Hattiesburg High.
Kaelin Travis, Dynesha Pollard, Demond Jenkins, Jonathan March and Shakirra Stokes listen in in class during the skit.