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Kingman High School Health Occupation Students of America attend state leadership conference


KINGMAN - The Kingman High School Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) recently attended their state leadership conference and competitions to test the skills they are learning while in high school.

Students can choose between 58 different competitions at the state level. If they place first, second or third in an event, they can represent the state of Arizona at a national conference and competition.

This year's national conference is in Orlando, Fla., at the end of June.

Representing Arizona from Kingman High will be:

• Brett Olson - silver medalist in Home Health Aid competition;

• Brittany Burgess - bronze medalist in Clinical Specialty - Preoperative CNA;

• Samantha Jacques and Meagan-Ann Baptista - Public Health - Opening Pandora's box on mental illness;

• Trudy Massie and Brett Olson - on current events in the medical field.

Placing fourth in the Parliamentarian Procedure competition were Jonathan Marquez, Spencer Taylor, Skyler Burgess, David Caddick and Daniel Lavertue.

Kingman High had 17 members complete career research criteria for bronze membership.

Their scrapbook - a record of events the chapter participated in this year - was awarded "gold" for being an outstanding HOSA chapter, and the entire chapter received the honor of "gold medal chapter" for the medical events, medical related field trips, leadership activities and community service projects they participate in throughout the school year.

The advisor for Kingman High HOSA is Carol Gunnerson.


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