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Health Science students earn top spots among 3,300 at state competition

Allied Health Technologies and Health Science Academy students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) were among roughly 3,300 students to participate in the HOSA: Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference, March 22-23, 2018. The conference took place at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over 50 students from the MACTC competed in a variety of healthcare events.

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Competitions tested the skills and knowledge of high school students from Michigan high schools and technical centers in the areas of health professions. Categories include clinical nursing, sports medicine, presentational speaking, HOSA Bowl, and many others. Written exams were required for several categories including pathophysiology and pharmacology. The MACTC was recognized as an outstanding HOSA chapter, receiving a plaque of distinction for enrolling over 100 members as well as the 100% Membership Award.

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“HOSA was an amazing experience. I met students, who shared the same interests as me, from all over the state,” said Marco Cuevas of Muskegon High School. “As a HOSA Bowl competitor, I gained better communication and teamwork skills. We all worked together and that’s what brought us to the finals,” he added.

The following students placed in the Top 8:

Marco Cuevas                 Muskegon                     Silver Medal                HOSA Bowl

Dalton Giddings            Holton                            Silver Medal                HOSA Bowl

Trevor Pant                    Oakridge                        Silver Medal                HOSA Bowl

Bryce Ward                    Holton                            Silver Medal                HOSA Bowl

Andi Elder                      Reeths-Puffer                Bronze Medal              Clinical Nursing

Madison Woods            W. MI Christian            Bronze Medal              Courtesy Corp Volunteer

Caleb Banninga            Reeths-Puffer                 Top 8                           Prepared Speaking

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 medical community.

For more information on the Allied Health Technologies or Health Science Academy programs, as well as the other 13 career-related programs at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, visit muskegoncareertech.com.

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