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This Fall, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District will open the Harlingen School of Health Professions (HSHP). The campus aims to challenge and develop the future minds of the medical profession while providing students with curriculum geared towards placing them on career path such as doctors, nurses, and medical technicians. Students will have six areas of study to select from that include The School of Pharmacology/Biomedical Technology, The School of Dental Science, The School of Patient Care, The School of Medical Science Research, The School of Sports Medicine and The School of Surgical Procedures.

 

Students, who were recently admitted into the school’s legacy class, took some time to answer why they chose to attend the HSHP and their excitement for the upcoming school year.

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Omar Arizpe, 7th Grade

Coakley Middle School

“I chose to go this school because it will give me the opportunity to achieve my life goal of being a doctor. It feels great to be a part of this legacy class. I’m looking forward to starting the classes and to learn more about what I need to know to reach my goals in medicine.”

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Aaron Castillo, 7th Grade

IDEA Public Schools

“I chose to go to the School of Health Professions, because I am very excited for the rigorous courses that teach us about medicine and the fields that are provided. I feel very honored to be a part of the legacy class, and I’m looking forward to trying my hardest to set an example for students in the coming years. I am excited to try the many courses available and get an early start on my medical career.”

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Briana Chapa, 7th Grade

 Gutierrez Middle School

“I chose this school because I have a passion for science and to have been accepted to this school was a dream come true. I’m so excited to be one of the first graduating classes of the Harlingen School of Health Professions. I’m looking forward to all the medical fields, especially the dental field. There are so many new opportunities ahead for me.”

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Hope Maria Corkill, 8th Grade

Vela Middle School

“I chose the School of Health Professions, because I feel like it would be a wonderful opportunity to get a head start in the medical field. It feels great. It’s a fabulous way to set the standard for younger students and be the first to experience this wonderful opportunity. I’m looking forward to getting to know the basics of the medical field while learning more about potential career paths.”

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Arely Gonzalez, 8th Grade

Memorial Middle School

“I choose to go to the school of health professions, because it will give me a chance to explore all the medical fields early in life. It feels great to be a part of the legacy class. We will be the first class to use all the equipment, and it will give me a chance to meet new people that are like me.”

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Katlyn Grant, 8th Grade

Memorial Middle School

“I chose to go to the School of Health Professions, because I have always wanted to be in this field. I just could not wait to start my career and this is the perfect opportunity. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that I’m going to be a part of the legacy class. I’m excited to figure out what exact field I am most intrigued by and to experience the rigorous courses.”

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Joe A. Sanchez, 8th Grade

Vernon Middle School

“I chose to go to this school, because I feel like it will help me and give me a better understanding of the medical field. It’s wonderful that we are going to be the first ones to experience the campus, and it almost feels like we are the first people to walk on the moon. I am looking forward to learning a lot about the medical field and working with medical professionals.”

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Sean Turrubiates, 8th Grade

Memorial Middle School

“I chose to attend Harlingen School of Health Professions, because I am interested in working in the sports medicine field. It feels good being the first class at this brand new school. We will leave a legacy for years to come. I am looking forward to the challenging classes that will be available.”