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Health Science students advance to state competition at the Amway Grand Plaza

Allied Health Technology and Health Science Academy students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) were among over 300 students to participate in the HOSA: Future Health Professionals Region 6 Leadership Conference Friday, January 12, 2018. The conference took place at Baker College of Muskegon. 130 MACTC students placed in the top ten with 76 earning a bronze medal or higher. Those 76 qualify for state competition which takes place March 22–23, 2018, at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids.

Competitions tested the skills and knowledge of high school students from four high schools and career tech centers in the areas of health professions and emergency preparedness. Categories included medical assisting, sports medicine, home health aide, certified emergency response team (CERT), and many others. Extensive written exams were required for several categories including medical terminology, pharmacology, and nutrition. Gold, silver, and bronze medalists will advance to the HOSA State Leadership Conference.

MACTC_HOSA Winners_Bailey Hilton_Bronze Medal_Sports Medicine MACTC_HOSA Winners_Ashley Brown_Gold Medal_Public Health MACTC_HOSA Winners_Maria Contreras Gold Medal in Forensic Medicine

A full list of MACTC Medalists can be found at the MAISD Website.

Oakridge Students that received Medals include:


Health Science Academy 1
Nina Cooper                       Silver Medal           Pharmacology
Spencer Speers                  Gold Medal             Sports Medicine
Juliette Mae VanHorn      Gold Medal             Pharmacology
Kendra Beatty                    Top 8 Finalist         Pharmacology
Katelyn King                       Bronze Medal          Behavioral Health
Danna Leak                         Bronze Medal          Medical Assisting
Trevor Pant                         Silver Medal             HOSA Bowl

Allied Health Technology 1
Maria Contreras                 Gold Medal             Forensic Medicine
Jenna Lowry                       Top 8 Finalist         Physical Therapy
Morgan Carpenter              Top 8 Finalist         Physical Therapy
Bailey Hilton                        Bronze Medal          Sports Medicine
Kristy Snell                           Top 8 Finalist               CERT

Allied Health Technology 2
Madison Carroll                   Bronze Medal          CERT
Shawna Meyers                     Top 8 Finalist        CERT
Courtney Shalifoe                 Top 8 Finalist         CERT

Allied Health Technology 3
Ashley Brown                          Gold Medal            Public Health
Halle Jennings                         Top 8 Finalist          CERT

The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the healthcare community.

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