Fourteen Collinsville Area Vocational Center students have qualified for state level competition in HOSA — an organization for Future Healthcare Professionals.
The students earned sixteen spots for State:
Community Emergency Response Team: Jaylen Jordan and Morgan Meyers
Dental Terminology: Ariana Bonner (Mascoutah), Christina Slemer, and Morgan Trione (Triad)
Extemporaneous Health Poster: Shay Martin
Forensic Medicine: Nicholas Shepherd and Jaeden Sizemore
Behavioral Health: Morgan Meyers
Pharmacology: Mackenzie O’Bear
Transcultural Healthcare: Sarah McNally
Medical Assisting: Amber Wasser
Veterinary Medicine: Addy Horras, Raina Jaeger, Katie Janes, Morgan Trione (Triad)
The State finalists will be announced at the State HOSA Competition and Convention on March 2, 2018.
“The majority of qualifiers reside in the Chicago area, I am quite proud of our students! This is quite an accomplishment,” said HOSA sponsor and Clinical Health Occupations instructor Sherry Modeer. “Numerous medical and pharmaceutical companies, as well as colleges and universities, are partnered with HOSA nationally to provide the winners with many opportunities/scholarships.”
The purpose of the HOSA organization is “to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.”
Collinsville Area Vocational Center includes students from the communities of Collinsville, Troy, Mascoutah, Lebanon and Dupo.