McPherson HOSA students compete

By Christy Doile
March 26, 2014

Select students from the McPherson HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) chapter  competed at the Spring Leadership Conference at KU Medical Center-Wichita. 

Nine out of ten students qualified for the National HOSA Conference in Orlando, FL.  Students were able to compete in two competitive events of their choice. 

Depending on the event, students could take a knowledge based test, design a presentation, write an essay or perform a clinical application.    Some events required multiple testing formats to establish the top performers.

National Qualifiers:

1st Epidemiology- Megan Avila

1st Extemporaneous Writing- Megan Avila

1st Pathophysiology- Collin Harvey

1st Medical Law and Ethics- Logan Hubenett

1st Public Health- Jordan Moll, Ami Taylor (team event)

1st Physical Therapy- Zane Richter

1st Home Health Aide- Makenzie Benson

2nd Biotechnology- Ryen Trost

2nd Nutrition- Ryen Trost

3rd Sports Medicine- Ryan Eilts

3rd Medial Reading- Jordan Moll

State HOSA participants:

Makenzie Beson and Kimberly Strawn- CPR/first aide

Kimberly Strawn- Nursing Assistant

Logan Hubenett- Medical Terminology

Ryan Eilts- Medical Terminology

Collin Harvey- Medical Terminology

Zane Richter- Nutrition


Christy Doile-head

Jill Smith- assistant

Chapter President: Collin Harvey

Chapter Vice President: Ryen Trost

"I was very proud of our students and how they represented McPherson High School. We have very talented students who are going to make an impact in the medical field.  I enjoyed seeing them apply competitively what they had been learning in their health classes and from their jobs and/or training.  During the medal ceremony, we had some kids that were beaming with pride."

The McPherson HOSA chapter will be excepting donations and will continue their fundraising efforts to help with the expenses to Orlando, FL. 

If interested in donating funds or helping with a fundraiser for our future medical students, please contact sponsor Christy Doile at 241-9510 or [email protected]