HOSA Future Health Professionals is an international student organization focusing on leadership, service, and skills development for secondary (and post-secondary) students pursuing careers in the health care industry. Our McKenzie HOSA chapter participated in the Indiana State Leadership conference April 10-12. Thirty of our members competed in sixteen different knowledge, skills, and team work events alongside over 1000 fellow HOSA students from across the state. We are so proud of how all of our students represented Lawrence Township with their professionalism and competitive spirit.
A special congratulation goes out to our nine competitors who advance to the International competition this June in Orlando, Florida. Emily Vollmer (LC '17) won the Biomedical Laboratory Science skills event and Emily Perez (LC '17) placed 3rd. Jillian Eisenhut and Angelina Soto (LN '18) won the Medical Innovations Advancement with their project on Nanotechnology as a combined diagnostic and treatment for cancer. Alexa Harris (LN '20) won the Physical Therapy skills event. And the team of Alexa Knoderer, Abby Wischmann, Samantha Bradshaw, Carlee Cole (all LN '17), and Emily Vollmer (LC '17) won the Public Service Announcement event with their "Emergency Preparedness Plan" video.
Also receiving recognition for their Top Ten finishes were Salwa Almetwali and Natalie Beyfuss (LN '19) for
CPR-First Aid team skill, Lauren Eisenhut (LN '17) for Sports Medicine skill, and Alexa Knoderer (LN '17) for Pharmacology knowledge.
The advisors for the McKenzie HOSA team are Carolyn Gauen, Amy Hinshaw, Kristen Ziegler, and Charise Dunlap.