West High Students Place In HOSA Competitions


Peyton Winter, Aashvi Patel, Ciera Clark, Jayden Watson, Lorean Atkins, Emma Jarnigan, Lydia Ripley, Kamryn Odom, Alexis Williams, Maci Taylor, Meanie Retiz

Every year HOSA hosts competitions of various different topics that consist of exams to test your knowledge in that given subject. Some of the competitions HOSA offers are Physical Therapy, Health Career Photography, Nursing Assisting, Medical Law and Ethics, Home Health Aide, Job Seeking Skills, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking, CPR/First Aid, Sports Medicine, Healthy Lifestyle, Medical Assisting, and Clinical Nursing.

Lorean Atkins placed First in Physical Therapy, Mackenzie Chambers placed fifth in Health Career Photography, Ciera Clark placed fourth in Nursing Assisting, Emma Jarnigan placed first in Medical Law and Ethics, Kamryn Odom placed fourth in Home Health Aide, Aashvi Patel placed third in Job Seeking Skills, Ruby Purgason placed first in Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking, Meanie Retiz and Peyton Winter placed third in CPR/First Aid, Lydia Ripley placed fourth in Sports Medicine, Maci Taylor placed first in Healthy Lifestyle, Jayden Watson placed fourth in Medical Assisting, and Alexis Williams placed fourth in Clinical Nursing.

When asked to describe how she prepared for the test Kamryn Odom stated, “Due to the type of questions that were given, which were more skill type related questions referring to a patient and/or patients, studying was not the only beneficial thing that helped my placement on this test. It was from the fact that I was in the Nursing Education class here at West! It not only teaches you how to take care of a patient in Long Term Care, but characteristics of being a good nurse along with ideal nursing knowledge.”

When asked to explain how Job Seeking Skills would help outside of school Aashvi Patel stated, “Job Seeking Skills give HOSA members the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required to apply for and obtain employment.”

Congratulations to all HOSA competitors from the West Side Story Staff.

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