HOSA students grab attention at state conference

Published 12:30 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Twenty-three students from the Health Care Science Program at the Shelby County School of Technology recently participated in the State Leadership Conference and Competitive Events for Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), held March 7 at Gadsden City High School.

Kristin Montgomery, a student at the School of Technology, was also elected as the State HOSA President after delivering a speech to the conference attendees.

There were over 640 students who participated in 57 events at this year’s competitions. The Shelby County School of Technology had 11 students who took top honors in competitive events. The students will now have the opportunity to attend the National HOSA Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. on June 20–23.

The students who placed in the competitive events included: Roxy Copeland, first place in Veterinary Assisting; Hannah Cosby, first place Medical Spelling; Danitra Lee, first place in Outstanding HOSA Chapter; Ashley Holzaphel, second place in Medical Terminology; Kelsey Hand, second place in Clinical Specialty; Mandy O’Neal, second place in Dental Assisting; William Lamont, second place in Biomedical Technology; Riley Sherman, second place in Administrative Medical Assisting; Lindsey Hughes and Shelley Bentley, third place in Community Emergency Response Team; and Kori McNeill, third place in Physical Therapy.