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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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.
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.