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Atkins & Career Center CTE Students Shine in Regional Leadership Conference

February is National Career Technical Education Month

Atkins 1 By Charlisa Hall

Program Manager

Career & Technical Education

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 – I’m writing to share more of our CTE student accomplishments!  This time, the students are members of HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) from both Atkins Academic & Technology High School and the Career Center. 

HOSA is an international Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) composed of middle school, secondary, and collegiate students, along with professional, alumni, and honorary members which prepares students to enter the healthcare field. The club members and advisors have been pretty busy this school year with meetings and guest speakers from a variety of Healthcare Careers.  

Thirteen HOSA students from Career Center competed in the NCHOSA Piedmont Triad Regional Leadership Conference and 12 of the students finished in the top 10! The HOSA Advisors at the Career Center are Laquita Clement, Charlene Fields, Monica McMillan, Deidre Minga, Billy Sapp, and Melissa Sparks.  The HOSA student winners from Career Center are as follows:

Career Center HOSA Accomplishments

1st Place Finish

First Aid/CPR - Alyssa Cecil & Kirsi Chinn

Human Growth and Development - Grace Lanagan

2nd Place Finish

First Aid/CPR - Chloe McDaniel & Emily Mutter

Sports Medicine - Lauren Stewart

3rd Place Finish

Pathophysiology - Hyoryeong Lisa Kim

The following students ranked in the Top 10:

Job Seeking Skills - Emercyn Ellis

Nursing Assisting - Madisyn Rae Todd

Pathophysiology - Selena Cabrera

Sports Medicine - Evelyn Grace Collins

Sports Medicine - Kendall Grace Beach

Atkins HOSA Accomplishments

The HOSA Advisor at Atkins is Michelle Collins.  The HOSA student winners from Atkins are as follows:

1st Place Finish

EMT - Juliana Gutowski, Jana Monterraya

Forensics - Abby Collins, Jordan McLean

Medical Spelling - Awa Dalmadge

Parliamentary Procedure - Kiran Kapileshwari, Truett Mabe, Eva Murrea, Summer Tuttle, Katherine Zwiener

Sports Medicine - Zaria McCarter 

Vet Science - Abi Karthikey

2nd Place Finish

EMT - Sasha Sagar, Dani Andres

Epidemiology - Marianna Becerra

3rd Place Finish

Forensics – Jofer Manta, Lauren Valle

Sports Medicine - Lasu Lurit

The following Atkins students finished in the Top Ten:

James Hughes

Elizabeth Johnston

Matthew Morrison

Nicole Swinnie

All of these students have now earned a spot to represent the Career Center and Atkins at the N.C. HOSA State Leadership Conference.