Nine Health Occupation Students of America from Conway’s Academy for Technology and Academics won awards at the S.C. State Leadership Conference in Charleston March 15.
First-place competition winners include Alison Soles for Healthcare Issues Exam and Tiffany Pickett for Outstanding HOSA Chapter. They are invited to compete at the HOSA National Leadership Conference this summer in Opryland, Tenn.
Third-place competition winners were Ryan Messenger for Veterinary Science and the team of Fantasia English, Emma Nicole Johnson, Victoria Knight and Tynisha Perry for Biomedical Debate.
Top 6 competition winners were Gabriel McDowell for Prepared Speaking and Brenda Yanez for Nursing Assisting.
HOSA members were recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for Outstanding Service.
“This is an excellent example of the outstanding students we have at the Academy for Technology and Academics,” said ATA Principal David Stoudenmire. “It’s wonderful to know these are the next medical leaders in our county and state.”
The students are juniors and seniors, taught by Jeanna Carroll, Janet Hodge and Teresa Nirenstein. A total of 1,313 students from 57 chapters in the state competed at this year’s conference.
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