Moore Wins Sports Medicine Honor

Kuvin Hayer, Staff Writer

Senior Holly Moore has won the county award for ROP (Regional Occupational Program) Sports Medicine Student excellence.

According to the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s website, “CTE/ROP… is a career training program designed for high school juniors and seniors and adult learners. The goal of CTE/ROP is to help students learn about career opportunities and develop job skills.”

According to Moore, she won the award by scoring the highest on an examination that included a “manual muscle test and stress test.”

The 1-day exam was judged by the Contra Costa ROP committee, according to Sports Medicine teacher Ray Albiento. Moore first competed against her classmates for the school Sports Medicine award. Shortly after, as her school’s nominee, she faced off against students from throughout the county.

“I was put up against other winners from the schools in the county and I actually won county,”said Moore.

“She has the desire and the work ethic  for medicine,” said Albiento, who teaches Moore. “She is not only a good student in a classroom setting, but even one in a clinical setting working with athletes.”

In addition to taking Sports Med, Moore currently coaches recreational volleyball and donates her time helping the Red Cross.