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Training for the future: HOSA students fare well at annual state competition

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The Grangeville, Nezperce and Prairie high school HOSA groups are pictured here.


Contributed photo The Grangeville, Nezperce and Prairie high school HOSA groups are pictured here.



— Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) members from Prairie, Grangeville and Nezperce high schools recently fared well at state competition in Boise.

The state event was held April 6-8 at the Wyndham Garden Boise Hotel.

Prairie attendees were Lauren Alfrey who received 4th in veterinary science; Krystyna Krogh – 4th in dental science; Madison Ulmer – 2nd in healthy lifestyles and 10th in healthcare issues exam; and Leah Higgins – 3rd in medical photography.

Nezperce attendees were Tianna Leitch – 3rd in job seeking skills; and Ashleigh Johnson – 1st in researched persuasive speaking.

Advisor for both PHS and NHS is Cheri Holthaus.

Grangeville attendees were Darby Finnegan – 1st in physical therapy; 5th in healthcare exam; sixth in both nutrition and prepared speaking; Lily Willig – 1st in healthcare issue exam and 65th in nursing assisting; Emily Kaschmitter – 5th in biomedical laboratory science; 9th in medical math and 10th in forensic medicine; Jolene Chmelik – 10th in veterinary science; Chloe Dame – 7th in behavioral health and 10th in forensic medicine; and Katiltlyn Spets – 9th in medical reading. Also attending were Maggie Chmelik and Jolie Tosten. Additional members who did not attend the state competition are Sarah Fischer, Jill Stinnett and Hailey Cass.

“I am really proud of these girls for all of their hard work and perseverance even though they all have very busy schedules that include sports, jobs and other activities,” stated Tracy Baune, GHS HOSA advisor.



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