MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. — Garrett Arnold and Kendra Green will be packing their Mickey and Minnie ears when they head for Orlando to compete in the 2014 Health Occupations Students of America National Leadership Conference.
The HOSA conference, being held in June, will bring together over 1,000 health science educators and 6,000 students and guests at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
The two earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Convention after placing third in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) division at the HOSA State Conference Competitions held at Opryland Resort in Nashville.
Warren County High School had 15 student to attend the state conference.
Lequita Maxwell, RN and Judy Thomas, MLT, teach health occupations classes at WCHS and serve as advisors to this group of students.
“They showed their professionalism in their conduct and dress while in Nashville. There were nearly 3,000 in attendance at this conference. We are very proud of this special group of students,” said Maxwell. HOSA is a national organization made up of future health professionals such as home health aides, doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other medical personnel.
The students competed in such categories as biomedical debate, biotechnology, CERT skills, CPR/ first aid, career health display, clinical nursing, community awareness, creative problem solving, dental science, dental technology, extemporaneous speaking, nutrition, life support skills, medical assisting, medical math, sports medicine and veterinary science.
The HOSA National Leadership Conference will include general sessions, educational and social learning activities, leadership academies, tours to healthcare facilities, exhibits presented by professional healthcare associations, the National Competitive Events program and the Educational Symposium, which are workshops presented by professional partners that provide information about current health care issues.