Area 30 students win big at conference

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Pictured are several winners of the competitons at HOSA's State Leadership Conference.

Health Science students from Area 30 Career Center attended HOSA's Indiana State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis April 18-20. HOSA is a national organization for health occupation students with nearly 120,000 members across the United States.

HOSA's mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care and enhance overall delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for students in Health Science Programs.

The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-oriented and capable of playing a leadership role as a member of the health care field.

Students from Area 30 Career Center were represented by Allied Health, Nursing, and Veterinary Technology classes. The conference was highlighted by motivational speakers, educational symposiums, and a college fair from the field of healthcare. The conference's main event was the student leadership competitive events. With over 500 students competing in a plethora of health care focused events Area 30's students excelled.

There were many medal winners as well as top 10 finishers. Area 30's Veterinary Technology program students competed in Veterinary Assisting, Creative Problem Solving, Extemporaneous Speaking, Extemporaneous Poster, and Career Health Display. In Veterinary Assisting student competitors were Chelsea Davis, Shellie Harper, Grace Jimenez, Lexi Montgomery, Joanna Reynolds, Destinee Surber and Ami Sutherlin. The Creative Problem solving team of Lexi Montgomery, Shellie Harper, Destinee Surber and Joanna Reynolds placed in the top 10.

In extemporaneous speaking, Grace Jimenez took first place and the gold medal. Students from the Allied Health program competed in Medical Spelling, HOSA bowl, Concepts of Health Care, Home Health Aide, and Extemporaneous Poster. Jared Bruner took first place in Medical Spelling as well as a top 10 HOSA Bowl finisher. Rachel Graves won first place in Concepts of Health Care. Macaulay Ward won second place in Home Health Aide Skills, and was a top 10 finisher in both Concepts of Health Care and HOSA Bowl.

Katie Lasiter took third place in Home Health Aide Skills and top 10 in Concepts of Health Care. Other top 10 finishers were Mackenzie Cash in Home Health Aide Skills and in Concepts of Health Care competition, Robert Henline in Home Health Aide Skills and HOSA Bowl, Jessica Stewart in Extemporaneous Poster and Sara Jobes in HOSA Bowl.

Area 30 Nursing students competed in Human Growth and Development, Concepts of Health Care, Nutrition, Health Education, Medical Math and Extemporaneous Writing. Hannah Wainman placed third and Shelby Hall placed top 10 in Human Growth and Development. In Concepts of Health Care, Mehgan Nordmeyer placed third. Sadie Stewart placed top 10 in Nutrition. Shelby Hall, Sadie Stewart and Hannah Wainman were all Top-5 finishers in Health Education.

Area 30 had an exceptional group of students representing the school. We are very proud of all students who attended this year.

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