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MCHS students place in HOSA event, advance to state competition

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Katlynn Maddox (left) and Chandler Smith represented Moore County High School’s new Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) organization at the Regional HOSA Competition held at Middle Tennessee State University on Jan. 14. (Photo Provided)

Katlynn Maddox and Chandler Smith represented Moore County High School’s new Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) organization at the Regional HOSA Competition held at Middle Tennessee State University on Jan. 14.

The students chose from more than 55 health occupation skill and knowledge events, then studied outside of their normal coursework to prepare for the competition. Maddox and Smith both placed in the top five in the Clinical Nursing and Medical Math events, respectively, which allowed them to advance to the state level of competition.

This year’s State Leadership Competition and Conference was scheduled for March 4-8 at the Opryland Hotel and Conference Center.

Three other MCHS students will be attending the conference serving in the Courtesy Core, which allows them to assist in the competitions, but not compete.

“This is our first year for the program and we are very excited that we sent two students and they both advanced to state,” said Missy Smedley, RN, BSN Health Science teacher and HOSA advisor at MCHS. “It is very exciting to have students competing (during) Moore County High School’s first year of this program.

“They have worked very hard and stepped out as leaders. Congratulations to both Katlynn and Chandler.”