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.
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
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]