By Star Journal staff
A group of Rhinelander High School students found yet another competition in which they excel. A dozen RHS students attended, for the first time ever, a HOSA/future health professionals state leadership conference earlier this month. They returned with several top
five finishes and one team heading to nationals.
HOSA, which was formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America is an international student organization that promotes career opportunities in the health care industry and aims to enhance the quality of healthcare.
About 1,100 Wisconsin HOSA students competed in 27 health care-focused events such as Medical Math, Epidemiology, Medical Reading and Biomedical Laboratory Science. Twelve RHS students competed in five events. After preliminary judging, three teams received call backs for a second round of judging. Final results for the Rhinelander HOSA club are as follows:
5th Place in Prepared Speech: Grace Hoger
5th Place in Public Service Announcement: Eva O’Meila, Grace Hoger and Maddie Fix
3rd Place in Career Investigation Poster: Hannah Hicks and Brooke Carlson (qualifying for National Conference in Nashville, Tenn.).
Betsey Perkins is the advisor for the RHS HOSA club.
For more information about HOSA, visit http://dpi.wi.gov/hosa.