Durant High School members of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) attended the HOSA state leadership conference in Oklahoma City on April 11-13. HOSA is “a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.”
Students competed against 2,200 other competitors from high schools and technology centers from across the state in different health related events.
Five students from Durant placed third or higher in those competitions and will be attending a national conference in June.
Toni McLemore, nursing and health science teacher as DHS, said, “The five that placed and the president and vice president of the organization will be going to Disney World on June 19-24 to attend HOSA University classes for the officers and the five will compete nationally in the events.”
The five students that will be attending the national conference are: Taylor Nabors, third in dental spelling; Meranda Williams, third in sports medicine; and Kaley Green, Joyce Su and Thomas Olive, a team that took second place in medical reading. McLemore said the president and vice president have yet to be named.
Other HOSA students that placed during competitions are: Jackie Callaway, fourth in medical spelling; Kali Brown, fifth in dental spelling; Stephani Arroyo, fourth in nutrition; Sarah Comer, fifth in healthy lifestyle; and Morgan Podany, HOSA scholarship recipient.