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Local students bring home the gold for Hemingway Career and Technology Center (HCTC)

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ANTONIA DOWNWARD, LESLIE Ethridge Health Science teacher, and Courtney Evans pose with their first place plaque. PHOTO PROVIDED

Hemingway Career and Technology Center was recently highlighted when two of its Health Occupations Students (HOSA) attended the HOSA National Competition in Orlando, Florida, and won the coveted Outstanding Chapter of the Year award.

Neither Antonio Downward, nor Courtney Evans, dreamed they would make it to Disney in Orlando, Florida, to represent Hemingway Career and Technology Center’s HOSA Chapter, and then bring home the “gold” in the national competitions.

Ms. Ethridge, the health science teacher, had this to say, “I am extremely proud of these students. They worked very hard and deserved this opportunity to show the world their work in health science.”

The students spent June 24 to June 29, in Orlando’s Disney parks where they participated in various leadership activities designed to bring the best out of each student. Competition, networking, and leadership are the main focuses of these conferences, designed for student growth in the health profession.

Mr. Wilson, director of HCTC stated, “Big things normally come out of small places, and these young ladies have definitely done something big. I am extremely proud of their accomplishment.”

The HOSA conference gives students an opportunity to have fun, and to meet students from across the United States and Puerto Rico with similar career goals in mind. The conference also sponsored activities such as leadership academies, tours of healthcare facilities, exhibits presented by professional healthcare associations, and recognition opportunity for HOSA members!

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