GCHS HOSA was recognized for excellence at State Conference held earlier this month in Louisville, with 18 students placing in the top five of their event. Of those, 12 went on to place in the top three, and qualify for nationals.
Those who will compete at the HOSA National Leadership Conference include 1st place: Brena Ashley, Clinical Nursing; Miranda Boaz, Pharmacology; 2nd place: Alie Vogel, Clinical Nursing; Jenny Barton, Physical Therapy; Emily Logsdon, Isaac Logsdon, Bethany Harting, Shelbi Arnold, Lisa Duvall, Danielle Grapes, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC); 3rd place: J.J. Frye, Pathophysiology, Mekenzie Ballard, Medical Assisting.
Top five finishers who also received medals included Donald Clark, Medical Law and Ethics; Kaylee Duvall, Clinical Specialty; James Kinder, Sharon Whitehead, Caleb Ray, Creative Problem Solving Team, Chasity Williams, Home Health Aid.
GCHS participants also showed off their talented sides during the conference. Tyler Meredith placed 3rd with his solo performance in the talent show. Emily Logsdon and Shelbi Arnold received 1st place honors for their duet.
And GCHS will have another state HOSA officer this year. Danielle Grapes was elected to serve as Kentucky HOSA Treasurer for 2014-15.
“It was a great conference with all the students in our chapter representing Grayson County extremely well,” said sponsor Donna Priest.
National competition will be held in Orlando, June 25-28.