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HOSA Students Succeed in Virtual State Competition

Posted on: May 15, 2020

The closing of Ohio schools in March also shut down statewide student events, including the State Leadership Conference for Ohio HOSA-Future Health Professionals.

As with other educational activities, though, HOSA officials found a way to move online, and the organization’s first virtual State Leadership Conference was held in April.

Student competitions to test the students’ skill and knowledge in a variety of healthcare categories were held through online testing and videotaped presentations.  When the results came in, students in the Biomedical Sciences program offered by Great Oaks at Harrison High School were among the top three finishers in several events.  They are:

  • Lindsey Greene, first place in the Medical Reading competition
  • Emily Forbeck, third, Nutrition
  • Terrin Jackson, first, Pharmacy Science
  • Gabrielle Goerler, second, Physical Therapy

Several other Harrison/Great Oaks students finished in the top ten in their event, including Morgan Haynie, Kennedy Ashley, Emily Davis, Sarah Scheurer, Joshua Evanson, Judan Hannon, Kavya Patel, Anna Tumlin, Carley Mohr, Zaina Shindi, Jessica Guilfoyle, Ella Smith, Alex Miller, Peyton Kirkland, Claire Loos, Julia Harmon, and Sapphire Sabatine.

Great Oaks offers over 30 career programs for high school students at its campuses and in area high schools, including healthcare programs in Dental Assisting, Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Health Technology, Secondary Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology. 

HOSA—Future Healthcare Professionals is a national student organization dedicated to healthcare education.