Chosen from Roane-Calhoun HSTA region was Kasey
Blosser of Spencer, WV for her Outstanding Leadership
qualities. Presenting the award was the Honorable Bob
Ashley, House of Representative Delegate from Roane County
Health Science Technology Academy (HSTA) celebrated their Day at the Legislature, February 5th with events that included an awards ceremony at the capitol in Charleston. Gov. 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 21th century skills 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."
Since 1994 HSTA has reached out to 9th -12th grade 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 the health sciences.
The goals of the program continue to be to increase the college going rate among under-represented students in the West Virginia; to improve science and math education; to empower communities through leadership development of their youth; and ultimately, to increase the number of health care providers in West Virginia's currently under served rural communities.
Ninety-seven percent of HSTA students attend college and ninety-two percent graduate from college with a four year degree or higher.