Nineteen students from Moore County High School’s Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter competed in State Competition at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center March 19-21.
MCHS students competed against 205 HOSA chapters with no regards to school size or funding. In only its third year as a program, Moore County’s chapter found remarkable success, with a number of students placing and winning awards at the state level.
Among those earning awards were: Kylie Schall, 1st place in Medical Reading; Amber Austin, 3rd Place in Medical Terminology; Allyssa Weddington and Mariah Ward, 3rd Place in Community Emergency Response Team; Andrew Campbell, Jon Lopez, and Brooke Smedley 5th place in Creative Problem Solving.
These students have advanced to the National Competition, which will be held in Anaheim, Calif., on June 23-28.
Since the state competition, the MCHS HOSA students have been working hard to raise money to fund their trip. Anyone wanting to help can make donations to: MCHS HOSA, 1502 Lynchburg Hwy, Lynchburg, TN 37352 or on the school’s HOSA GoFundMe page online at <www.gofund.me/MCHSHOSA>.