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    Conference attendees are, from left, HOSA Advisor, Amy Trout; Hillary Owens, Kelsey Phillips, HOSA Advisor, Christy Caruso; Madeline Harrison, Colton Thomas, Tori Combs, Diana Anderson, Destiny Parker, Chloe Chastain, Ethan Brown, Alyson and Emma Burch, Collin Worley, Kathryn Henrikson, Keely Allen, Grayson Garrett and Lauren Bryson.

Students compete in health occupations conference

On March 30 through April 1, the Hayesville High School Health Occupation Students of America club, HOSA, traveled to Greensboro, N.C. to compete in the 40th North Carolina State HOSA competition.
Sixteen students were able to participate in this years competition from Hayesville, many of them excelling at the regional competition to make it thus far.
The State HOSA competition consists of numerous competitive events in which students take a test, and in some cases qualify for the next round consisting of hands on skills.
This year, Hayesville students excelled beginning with Kathryn Henrikson who competed in medical spelling which consisted of a test in the first round. Henrikson placed among the top students in the first round, making it to the second round which consisted of a medical spelling bee.
Kelsey Phillips competed in the even extemporaneous writing which consisted of a timed essay.
Both Madeline Harrison and Lauren Bryson competed in the event medical photography. In medical photography students were required to submit a portfolio of medical photography to be judged by a panel of judges. Collin Worley and Alyson Burch competed in the event dental terminology which consisted of a test consisting of various dental ideas and procedures. Emma Burch competed in Pharmacology which consisted of a test composed of procedures in the pharmacy, pharmacutical medications and more. Keely Allen competed in the event transcultural healthcare. This event consisted of a test with a variety of questions concerning health care among diverse cultures. The largest group competing for Hayesville consisted of Tori Combs, Grayson Garrett, Colton Thomas, Chloe Chastain, Destiny Parker, Ethan Brown and Dianna Anderson. These students competed in the parlimentary procedure competition which consisted of a test in round one. In round two, the team conducted a mock business meeting utilizing the principles of parliamentary procedure.

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