PHS HOSA attends district competitive events conferencePublished 10:37am Friday, December 13, 2013
From Plymouth High School
The Plymouth High School Chapter of HOSA-Future Health Professionals attended the District 1 HOSA Competitive Events Conference held at Ayden-Grifton High School on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
There were 16 schools from the across the district in attendance, with 516 competitors registered in 15 events. PHS HOSA had 78 members registered.
A Health Career Fair was available for the members to participate in throughout the afternoon, with a variety of career and educational booths set up including ECU, Pitt Community College, Vidant Medical Center and The American Red Cross. The day concluded with the awards ceremony at 6:00 P.m. and the District raffle for $100.00, which was won by Lisa Jones and sold by PHS HOSA.
Leading the awards ceremony was District 1 HOSA President and North Carolina HOSA State Officer –Claire Perry from DH Conley High School, T. Kim Pham District 1 HOSA Parliamentarian representing PHS HOSA.
PHS delegates winning in their respective events and qualifying for State Competition were:
Extemporaneous Writing: Emily Gorman, Gold Medal – first place
Medical Photography: Kaitlyn McNair, Gold Medal – first place
Researched Persuasive Speaking: Joanna Revels, Gold Medal – first place
Job Seeking Skills: Kiara Washington, Bronze Medal – third place
Prepared Speaking: Jasmine Swain, Bronze Medal – third place
Extemporaneous Health Poster: Jaime Jalali, tied fifth place
Nursing Assisting: Ranisha Johnson, sixth place
Sports Medicine: Tradesha Simpson, eighth place
Courtesy Corps: T. Kim Pham, Silver Medal – second place
All nine of these members will represent Plymouth High School and District 1 at the NC HOSA State Leadership Conference, March 26-29, 2014, in Greensboro at the Sheraton Four Seasons – Koury Convention Center.
Also competing were: Lauren Bazemore, Destine Bowser, Kyara Brown, Melanie Burnett, Kelsey Cheeks, Trey Cherry, Shakoya Clagon, Carley Clary, Brittany Corey, Janazia Dixon, Joanna Garrett, Alice Gonzalez, Asia Harvey, Martina Hoggard, William Hollingsworth, Brianna Jackson, Angelica Marshall, Justin McNair, Adam Moore, Ebony Moore, Lauren Rogerson, Stephanie Simmons, Toni Swain, Daja Vincent and Debryah Washington.
The 2013-14 National Theme is “HOSA: The Future Starts Now.”
Other chapters in attendance were Ayden-Grifton, Bear Grass Charter, Bertie, DH Conley, Farmville Central, Gates County, JH Rose, Martin County, Mattamuskeet, North Pitt, Northside, Perquimans, South Central, Southside and Washington.
The ultimate goal is to qualify for the HOSA National Leadership Conference, which will be held in Orlando, Fla. at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in June 2014.
“Out of the 15 competitive events we came back to Plymouth with first-place winners in three events qualifying for state competition,” said Asia Harvey, PHS HOSA Vice-President. “We now are ready to start preparing for the State Leadership Conference where we will all be on an equal playing field in hopes of going to Nationals.”
Next stop is the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro in March.