CTE students participate, place in allied health competition.

April 5, 2019

Zech Kmiecik and Ty Wehner

CTE students participate, place in allied health competition.

GRAND RAPIDS — Recently, 30 West Shore Educational Service District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Allied Health students qualified to compete at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) event in Grand Rapids.  There were over 7,500 students who participated in at least one of the 57 health related competitive events.

Students were judged on professionalism, technical skills, and leadership abilities. Twelve students were all-state and four were placed in the top three which qualifies them to participate in the National competition, June 18-23 in Orlando.  

“I’m very proud of all my students,” said Sally Wright, CTE Allied Health instructor and registered nurse. “Placing at HOSA is a huge accomplishment.  Students put in many hours after school to prepare for their event. 

CPR First Aid:

  • First Place: Zech Kmiecik and Ty Wehner (Mason County Central)
  • Second Place: Emma Althouse and Hannah Roose (Ludington High School)
  • Fourth Place: Rachel Allen and Brooke Mallison (MCC)
  • Eighth Place: Alexis Gramza and Xaylee Hunter (MCC)

Emma Althouse and Hannah Roose

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  • Eighth Place: Kaylie Wells, Alexis Bray, Bailee Wysong (LHS)

Prepared Speaking:

  • Top eight (waiting for placing) Natalie Linenfelser (MCC)

“In addition, the HOSA bowl team made it past the first and second rounds and then lost by one point on a buzzer beater question in the third round. They ended up in the top 16, which is also a huge accomplishment.  These team members include Emma Fountain, Abby Millspaugh and Hannah Beetz from Ludington,” said Wright. 

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