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Local HOSA state qualifiers listed

KINGSFORD — Health occupations and medical terminology students at the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District Tech Center participated in Michigan Regional Health Occupation Students of America on Dec. 21 in a health-related topic of their own interest as an individual or in a group.

The students competed against HOSA members from 15 schools across the state. HOSA took place online this year, which made this competition more difficult than it has been in past years.

Despite these circumstances, 44 members qualified for state, 20 members have received medals, and eight members took first place in their specific events, all at the Tech Center in Kingsford. Michigan HOSA’s state competition is scheduled to take place in Traverse City in April as an in-person event.

“All of our members should be extremely proud of their achievements because this many qualifiers is an extremely impressive turnout,” said Jill Johnson, RN, BSN and health occupations instructor.

“I would also like to congratulate Arianna Morel, Madisyn Johnson, Brooke Coan, and Addisen Barglind for being HOSA officers this year. Each of these ladies has shown leadership qualities during this time and has made the HOSA registering process much easier for our teachers. On behalf of the HOSA leadership team, I would like to say thank you to all who participated this year for being an inspiration for future HOSA members,” Johnson said.

The list of competitors who qualified for state are as follows:

Individual Events:

Biomedical Laboratory Science — Steven Treiber Jr, finalist; Naleah Laurent, finalist;

Clinical Nursing –Zoe Spera, finalist;

Dental Terminology — Cristian Rossario, finalist

Epidemiology — Allen Dobson, finalist;

Human Growth and Development — Autumn Carter, finalist;

Medical Assisting — Leah Larsen, finalist;

Medical Law and Ethics — Allie Anderson, finalist;

Medical Math — Mason Mundy, finalist;

Medical Terminology — Brianna Olson, first place;

Nursing Assisting — Abigail Nichols, second place;

Nutrition — Madison Beck, finalist; Jaden McClain, finalist;

Pathophysiology — Arianna Morel, first place;

Physical Therapy — Paige Olsen, third place;

Veterinary Science — Clair Jukkala, finalist; Maryann Glasheen, finalist;

Team Events

Biomedical Debate — Emma Allen, Allyse Phillips, Andrew Paupore, second place; Madisyn Johnson, Isabella Clarke, Josie Scott, finalist;

CPR/First Aid — Alyssa Gillis and Kayla Lehto, third place; Danika Varda and Ella Spreen, finalist; Colin Graham and Emmalee Massie, finalist; Chloe Smith and Alexis Beauchamp, finalist;

Emergency Medical Technician — Hayley Buchcuski and Kelsey Quick, first place;

Forensic Science — Adrienne Taylor and Anna Karkanen, third place;

Health Career Display — Gracyn Bilgreen and Kaylie Conery, finalist;

Health Education — Christina Englund, Katlyn Rochon, Bianca Byers, third place;

HOSA Bowl — Cassie Lehto, Carrisa Palmcook, Addisen Barglind, Lucas Bolda, first place.

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