PUEBLO (March 14, 2014) – Over 650 secondary and post-secondary students interested in health care careers attended the HOSA State Leadership Conference from March 6-8, 2014 at the Pueblo Convention Center. Students attended general sessions, Educational Symposiums and competed in over 40 different Competitive Events.
Morgan Community College (MCC) was well represented at the Conference. Twenty four students from MCC, including both high school and college level, attended the three day event. Students receiving a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place medal qualified to attend the HOSA National Leadership Conference June 25-28 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida where they will compete in their specific events with other HOSA students from the United States. “We are extremely proud of our students. They have worked very hard over the past several months getting ready for this competition,” said Jane Reyez, MCC HOSA Advisor. MCC HOSA Advisor KC Sailsbery also attended the conference.
The following students qualified to attend the HOSA National Leadership Conference:
CPR/1st aide—Nicolette Stieb and Shiloh Megel, 2nd place with Mastery
Forensic Medicine—Brianna Vigil and Jake Donaghy, 2nd place
Health Education Post-Secondary—Mitzy Ugarte, Rocio Sanchez, Sophia Saravia and Cynthia Robles, 1st place
Home Health Aide—Anabelle Celis, 3rd place with Mastery
Human Growth and Development—Jake Donaghy, 1st place
Medical Law and Ethics—Shae Seiber, 3rd place
Medical Reading—Nicolette Stieb, 3rd place
Medical Spelling Post-Secondary—Cynthia Robles, 2nd place, Mitzy Urgarte, 3rd place
Veterinary Science—Shiloh Megel, 3rd place with Mastery
Students placing in the top 10 in their individual events and receiving recognition on stage were:
Dental Spelling—Danahi Alcala
Dental Spelling—Monica Avalos
Medical Spelling—Anabelle Celis
Human Growth and Development—Brandon Buhring
Medical Assisting—Sofia Saravia
“These students are truly the face of future health care professionals. They competed in activities that showcased not only their health care knowledge, but their leadership skills,” said Jen Staley-Girvin, Colorado HOSA State Advisor. “Congratulations to the students and their teachers for their hard work and preparation.”
For more information on Colorado HOSA, visit www.hosa.cccs.edu.
Ist row: Rocio Sanchez (MCC)
2nd row: Monica Avalos (Fort Morgan High School), Danahi Alcala (Fort Morgan High School), Carlitto Urquieta (Fort Morgan High School), Alix Peters (Fort Morgan High School), Shania Fernandez (Fort Morgan High School), Mitzy Ugarte (MCC), Sofia Saravia (MCC)
3rd row: Sonia Lopez (Fort Morgan High School), Nicolette Stieb (Fort Morgan High School), Oliver Wunsch (Fort Morgan High School), Shiloh Megel (Wiggins High School), Madi Ruhl (Brush High School), Samantha McConnell (Brush High School), Cynthia Robles (MCC)
4th row: Olga Escalera (Fort Morgan High School), Mollie White (Brush High School), Kendra Quick (Fort Morgan High School), Brianna Vigil (Wiggins High School), Shae Seiber (Wiggins High School), Hanna White (Brush High School), Anabelle Celis (Wiggins High School), Brandon Buhring (Brush High School), Jake Donaghy (Wiggins High School)