SKCTC students attend state HOSA conference

Published 11:30 am Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Students from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College recently attended the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Louisville, where they competed in various skills events.

Winners from the individual events include: Caitlyn Kilgore, second place, Medical Spelling; Brett Showalter, second place, Medical Terminology; Austin Dixon, first place, Knowledge Test-Pharmacology; Gena Gray, first place, Knowledge Test-Behavioral Health; Stephanie Gibson, first place, Knowledge Test-Pathophysiology; Samantha May, first place, Knowledge Test-Human Growth and Development; and Andrew Vaughn, first place, Medical Reading.

Several students also won first place in team events: Cassie Simpson and Marie Mills, Career Health Display; Mark Brock, Samantha Cochran, Sarah Collins and Brittany Dixon, Civilian Awareness; and Emily Deal, Jamie Lawson, Joe Lee, Austin Nolan and Lorean Perdue, Public Service Announcement.

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HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a club for students pursuing a career in the healthcare fields. This year’s members include students from SKCTC’s Nursing, Respiratory Care, and Surgical Technology programs. Students were joined by their advisors Nancy Miles, Rebecca Lawson and Glenna Bargo.

According to Professor Miles, this was one of the largest groups from Southeast that has ever attended the state conference. She says, “They worked hard and did an excellent job. We advisors are very proud of them.”

Winners are eligible to attend and compete at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., June 19-22.