Fayette schools healthcare students qualify for state competition

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Student members of Fayette’s HOSA Future Health Professionals organization had a strong showing on their state qualifying tests, advancing 27 of them to them to the HOSA State Leadership Conference with competitions taking place throughout February.

HOSA, an association for health science students, is an integral component of the health science education curriculum in Fayette County Public Schools. Through the association’s competitive events programs, students are recognized for their skills and knowledge in over 55 different events that cover all areas of the healthcare industry.

Students advancing to the state competition are from Fayette County High School, Sandy Creek High School, Whitewater High School, Starr’s Mill High School, and Rising Starr Middle School. They qualified to compete in a variety of healthcare events including biomedical debate, medical spelling, nursing assisting, physical therapy, healthy lifestyle, nutrition, emergency medical technician, life threatening situations, CPR/first aid, forensic science, and dental terminology.

The top 20 students earning the highest scores on each test advance to the state competition. State competitors include: (Fayette County High School) Arshi Noorani; (Whitewater High School) Ademoia Adewski, Ivan Agyeman, Temilope Aina, Demitri Barnes, Joshua Johnston, Connor Nguyen, Clayton West, Ally Boos, Munachiso Okeke; (Sandy Creek High School) Borey Wan, Molly Pate, Sophia Pino, Brooke Loyd, Jazmin Morales Gonzalez, Vansopheara Pheach; (Starr’s Mill High) Charlotte Craner, Courtney McKenna, Michelle Phan, Sarah Wilkin, Emily Knowles, Kaitlyn Donovan, Ramey Koorse, Jaimie Forsberg, Erika Thomsen, Lane Anderson; (Rising Starr Middle) Avni Aligeti.

Students who place first through fifth at the state competition will advance to the HOSA International Leadership Conference where they will compete not only with their American peers, but also with students from around the world.