Health/medical club places 13 students at state event

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Whitefish High School’s health/medical science club, HOSA, recently participated at the state leadership conference. Members include, first row, from left to right: Josephine Vardell, Kelsey Macdonald, Lauren Macdonald, Hunter Grimes, Gillian Broughton and Sara Gunlikson;  second row:  Brandon Monday, Chris Sheehan, Kathryn Yorba, Makenna Woody and Kathryn Rossi; third row, Tyler Dunnagan, Keegan Wold, Kendall Reed, Anna Elm; fourth row, Abigail Shaffer, Kellie Brown, Emily Gunlikson and Mackenzie Vick.  Not pictured are Ella Van Vlack and Aubrey Tatum.

Whitefish High School’s health/medical science club, HOSA, recently participated at the state leadership conference to great success.

Twenty-one of the club’s 35 members traveled to state and 13 placed in their events during the HOSA State Leadership Conference recently in Helena. More than 400 students from 21 schools participated in the conference.

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. Its mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care.

“The students are dedicated to learning about health science and developing skills in healthcare related careers,” said Whitefish HOSA advisor Tait Rocksund.

The HOSA club’s activities in addition to participating in the state leadership conference have also included, a school blood drive, healthy snacks for semester testing, hosting a staff appreciation breakfast, teaching health science lessons at Muldown for fourth-grade classrooms.

Results:

Extemporaneous Health Poster: Anna Elm, silver; Kathryn Rossi, bronze.

Creative Problem Solving (team event): Kellie Brown, Abigail Shaffer, Emily Gunlikson, silver

Medical Innovation (team event): Kelsey Macdonald, Josephine Vardell, silver; Ella Van Vlack, Chris Sheehan, bronze

Physical Therapy: Gillian Broughton, bronze

Medical Assisting: Emily Gunlikson, bronze

Sports Medicine: Keegan Wold, bronze

Healthy Lifestyle: Mackenzie Vick, gold

Public Health: Mackenzie Vick, Ella Van Vlack, Lauren Macdonald, Chris Sheehan, gold

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