Vale CNA students take top honors at state competition

Vale junior Alissa Fulwyler practices her skills on a mannequin during her CNA class held at the Oregon Trail Academy. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

VALE – Two Vale High School students are heading to a national leadership conference for future health professionals in June, after recently placing among the top 10 finalists at the state level.  

Alissa Fulwyler and Jocelyn Alvarez, juniors enrolled in the high school’s certified nursing assistant program as part of Treasure Valley Tech, were among 975 students who competed at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference in Boise.

“I’m so impressed because it’s the first time we’ve ever sent kids to the state competition and they made it to the top 10,” said Charlene Pelland, allied health istructor at Vale and Nyssa high schools. 

She said Fulwyler . . .