Originally published on The Tribune on December 21st, 2022
Abi Hines, a high school junior from Colorado Springs, was recently accepted into the National Youth Anti-Drug Association. She applied for this position through Health Occupation Students of America, a student-led organization empowering future health professionals, and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.
Hines also serves as the HOSA Chapter President for Destinations Career Academy of Colorado in Westminster, where she is a student. Hines was selected to attend CADCA’s 33rd National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., in January, where she will join a community of youth leaders from around the nation who collectively campaign for resources to build safe, health, drug-free communities.
“I never realized there were so many opportunities in high school. I didn’t know forums like these were accessible to high school students and that there were so many opportunities to learn about healthcare. I also enjoy meeting other students who share similar medical career interests,” Hines said in a new release.
To learn more about Destinations Career Academy of Colorado, visit https://codca.k12.com/.