Local students have impressive finish at HOSA conference
Roaring Fork School District Med-Prep students collected eight first-place finishes at the Health Occupation Students Of America state conference, held March 6-8 in Denver.All 31 students from Basalt, Roaring Fork and Glenwood Springs high schools who competed emerged as finalists or higher, according to Med-Prep sponsor Judy Burke.To top it off, the conference leadership activities were planned and put into action by four GSHS students who serve as officers for the statewide HOSA organization: Tess Jankovsky, president, Joe Bevins, first vice president, Promise Bauers, vice president for membership, and Katie Waibel, vice president for publications.The students elected new officers for the 2003-04 school year, and GSHS will continue to have strong representation on the state board. Kali Gates was elected president to take Jankovsky’s place, and Shandra Kight was elected first vice president, to take Bevins’ place.In the competition, Roaring Fork Med-Prep students entered 15 events in four categories. The results are as follows:
Medical Spelling: Caty Daniels, GSHS, 1stMedical Terminology: Kali Gates, 2nd; Amanda Thompson, 3rd; Amy Ackerman and Shelley Howe, finalists (all GSHS)Medical Math: Dustin Berger, GSHS, 3rd
CPR/First Aid: Tess Jankovsky & Dustin Berger, 1st; Jake Velasquez & Cody Hillin, 2nd; Mija Holzmann & Caty Daniels, 3rd; Jesse Hansen & Shandra Kight, Amy Ackerman & Cassie Carlson, Kali Gates & Tiffany Cames, finalists (all GSHS except Cames, BHS)Nursing Assisting: Amanda Thompson, 3rd; Sarah Moore, Shelley Howe, Emily Wildey and Crystin Min, finalists, (all GSHS); Michelle French, RFHS, finalist; and Kate Harlow, BHS, finalistPhysical Therapy Assisting: Travis Haynes, 1st, BHS.Sports Medicine: Rebeckah Doane, finalist, BHS; Amber Sutherland, finalist, GSHS; Tara Rumery, finalist, GSHS.Veterinary Assisting: Jessica Walters, finalist, GSHS; Sadie Thimsen, finalist, GSHS.
Prepared Speech: Sadie Thimsen, 1st, GSHS; Mija Holtzmann, finalist, GSHS.Extemporaneous Writing: Shelley Howe and Crystin Min, finalists, GSHS.Extemporaneous Poster: Ella McReynolds, 1st; Jessica Walters, 3rd; Shelbi Amichaux, finalist, all GSHS.Job Seeking Skills: Sarah Moore, 1st; Promise Bauers, 2nd; Katie Waibel,Cassie Carlson and Jake Velasquez, finalists, all GSHS; Kate Harlow and Travis Haynes, finalists, BHS.
HOSA Knowledge Bowl: Amanda Thompson, Dustin Berger, Tara Rumery (GSHS) and Travis Haynes (BHS), 3rd.Bio-Medical Debate: Tiffany Cames (BHS), Mija Holzmann, Caty Daniels and Sadie Thimsen (GSHS), 1st.Creative Problem Solving: Michelle French (RFHS), German Gil and Kali Gates (GSHS), 1st place; Shelbi Amichaux, Amy Ackerman, Cody Hillin and Jake Velasquez, 3rd.
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