It’s been 10 years, but Glenwood students win medals at HOSA conference again |

It’s been 10 years, but Glenwood students win medals at HOSA conference again

Three Glenwood Springs High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) members earned medals in the 2002 National HOSA Conference, held June 25-30, in Anaheim, Calif.

Stacy Atkins, a 2002 graduate of GSHS, was awarded first place in the Job-Seeking Skills competition. Tess Jankovsky and Katy Hussey took second place in the CPR/First Aid competition. Jankovsky will be a senior at GSHS this fall, and Hussey graduated this spring.

The three students, along with 11 other HOSA students from the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District, attended the conference after placing first, second or third at the Colorado State Leadership Conference, held March 7-9 at Colorado Springs. Colorado sent 39 delegates to the national conference.

“This is huge,” said Judy Burke, district med-prep instructor and coordinator. Re-1 sends representatives to national competitions on a regular basis, said Burke, but the last time an Re-1 student placed at nationals was 10 years ago. The three students were also the only students from Colorado to earn medals at the event.

More than 5,000 delegates from across the nation attended the event, which focuses on leadership and skills competency.

Other Re-1 students to attend the conference included GSHS students Malia Kinser, Amanda Thompson, Dustin Berger, Angela Bagen, Katie Waibel, Promise Bauers, Terran Johnson, Stephanie Mathews and Joe Bevins, and Roaring Fork High School students Brittany Johnson and Kendra Fleming.

Four Re-1 students were also elected as HOSA state officers in March. While in Anaheim, Tess Jankovsky, president, Joe Bevins, first vice-president, Promise Bauers, vice president of membership, and Katie Waibel, vice president of publicity, attended the HOSA National Leadership Academy, a one-day leadership training for state officers.

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