(Nursing Assisting students pictured above, left to right: Brittany McKenzie, Ravenna HS, Ni’Kaja Flowers, Muskegon, Chloe Fox, R-PHS and Hannah Kuck, R-PHS)
Over 40 local high school students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) are headed to a state level competition in Traverse City after demonstrating exceptional skills and knowledge during a recent regional competition. The students are enrolled in the Allied Health Technologies, Foundations of Healthcare, and Health Science Academy courses. They were among 400 students to participate in the HOSA: Future Health Professionals Region 6 Leadership Conference, held on February 5, 2016, at the new Health Science Center at Baker College of Muskegon. Competitions that day tested the skills and knowledge of high school students from seven high schools and technical centers, in the areas of health professions and emergency preparedness. Categories included medical assisting, nursing assisting, forensic medicine, physical therapy, and many others. Written responses were required for several categories, including medical terminology and behavioral health, while others categories tested student’s’ ability to perform tasks such as physical therapy and medical assisting.
All 43 medalists from the MACTC will advance to the HOSA State Leadership Conference, on April 14–15, 2016 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the students meet the needs of the health care community.
Chloe Fox: Silver Medal in Nursing Assisting
Trevor Howard: Bronze Medal in Pharmacology
Ekkoe Kinsey: Bronze Medal in Medical Assisting
Sierra Roswell: Bronze Medal in Community Awareness
Brittany Santo: Bronze Medal in Community Awareness