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SMHS’ FBLA At Hardy Diagnostics

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Santa Maria High School students at the Hardy DIagnostics, photo provided by Ms. Pineda

Santa Maria High School Future Business Leaders of America members currently enrolled in Financial Accounting, Professional Business Communication, AHC Intro to Entrepreneurship and Marketing, toured Santa Maria’s Hardy Diagnostics on Friday, March 8.

The “Business Tour” and a “Speaker Series” are coordinated by Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce’s employee liaison Yuliana Hernandez. Since 2019, this ongoing partnership with the FBLA has provided over 15 speakers, community service opportunities, internships, and business tours for our high school students and staff.

The Saints found the trip engaging.

“This company offers endless job opportunities, from packaging all the way to research in science labs, which was very eye-opening to my peers and me since many of us were not aware of all of the possible jobs we can do after high school,’’ said Nixmari Chumacero, 11th grade.

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“I liked how Hardy’s staff deeply care about their customer service and I had no idea that there was a company in Santa Maria that is one of the 3rd largest culture media manufacturers in the United States,’’ said Gabriela Rojas-Garcia, 11th grade.

“I am very thankful that we were allowed to visit the company and learn new things. I had so much fun learning about how your company contributes to our hospitals and the medical industry,’’ said Lizbeth Baez, 12th grade.

“I was impressed that Hardy Diagnostics was given a job (making COVID tests) that was thought to be impossible, and they surpassed all expectations during a global pandemic,” said Orlando Olivera Venegas, 12th grade.

Cindy Quaid and Alejandra Fulton, FBLA Advisers/SMHS Business Educators added, “We are grateful for the SMVCC commitment to partner with our student organizations. Thank you SMVCC and Hardy Diagnostic staff for your time and contributions to our students’ experiences. You have helped broaden the minds of our next generation of business leaders.”

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Hi, my name is Judith Velasco, and I am new to our school's news website, 'The Breeze.' This is my first year being in this school as well as being a part of The Breeze staff. As of right now I'm currently a freshman wanting to make the most of this year. I know that to some people it might be too early to start thinking about what you want to do in life and how you plan on going there, but to me it isn't which is why I already know what I want to do with my life. (or at least I already have a plan/idea) During my spare time I pretty much mostly always do nothing which is why I'm trying to change myself into becoming someone I always want to be, and I'm not going to lie so far, I have changed mostly nothing. Somethings about me is that I actually wanted to do journalism, I guess one of my plans is to become a journalist and/or an author. My comfort movie has to be 10 Things I Hate About You, my comfort series has to be Criminal Minds and my favorite series is Once Upon A Time. My favorite music artist is Lana Del Rey and my favorite song from her is Let The Light In and Salvatore. I have a lot of plans and expectations for myself, and I really do hope to accomplish them before I finish high school.
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