Mercy HOSA students compete in national competition
Two high school students in the Mercy Hospital Health Sciences chapter of HOSA Future Health Professionals recently competed in the National HOSA Leadership Conference held in Orlando, Florida on June 25 – 28, 2014.
Kaylee Kenowski, Barnum High School, and Emily Starck, Moose Lake High School, qualified in the Medical Photography category, one of the 47 competitive events.
More than 8,400 students attended the national conference which includes post-secondary (college) and secondary (high school) students. Held at Coronado Springs Resort on Walt Disney property, the conference included competitive event orientations, event personnel meetings, opening general session, educational symposiums, National Recognition Session, HOSA Day at Walt Disney World, Grand Awards and a Grand Awards Dance.
At the Secondary Grand Awards, Kenowski was named one of the top ten finalists for Medical Photography. She received a finalist certificate and pin.
HOSA Future Health Professionals is an organization for students designed to promote and encourage the development of leadership abilities, professional competencies, citizenship responsibilities, personal growth, and health career awareness.
Barnum, Moose Lake and Willow River high school students participate in HOSA as part of Mercy’s Health Occupations Program. The Health Occupations Program is a joint effort between Mercy and area high schools designed to introduce students to health careers. Classes within the program include: Emergency Medical Responder, Career Explorations, Nursing Assistant and Medical Terminology.