JLHS Medical and Health Career Program Students Honored for Their Community Service
MVROP would like to commend the JLHS Medical and Health Career program students for their countless hours of volunteer services each year at the annual health fair hosted by Shirdi Sai Parivaar (SSP). During the December MVROP Governing Council meeting, Anand Taresh represented SSP to present MVROP Instructor Dr. Uppula and her students with a special plaque honoring their efforts. He shared the SSP health fair is attended by well over 400 people, many of whom have little to no health insurance. Students have impressed all involved in this event while they volunteered their skills during an eight-hour day conducting EKG and blood pressure testing to a population that is underserved. These important services help to identify potential health risks and can prevent larger health problems down the line.
Superintendent Hanson commended the experience these students are helping to create in the community. He went on to emphasize "students who have an interest in the health care field are embracing opportunities to positively serve the health and well being of others as a direct result of the CTE skills they have learned in MVROP classrooms. This example of student success represents a "best case" scenario of how Career Technical Education (CTE) can serve the community in a positive way. This type of work is needed and is appreciated by all for the greater good."
The JLHS students present to accept this well-deserved award for their community service included: Jennifer Nguyen, James Nguyen, Lai Tranh and Paulyne Nguyen.
Following the presentation ceremony, Mr. Taresh expressed his gratitude on behalf of SSP and his hope for the continued partnership for future health fairs. The Governing Council applauded Dr. Uppula and her students for their recognition and their community service.
Please join MVROP in recognizing Dr. Uppula and these talented students for the countless community members they have aided in continued health.