Laurel Oaks students headed to state healthcare competition


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Eight Laurel Oaks students are headed to state HOSA—Future Healthcare Professionals competition after showing their skills and knowledge in regional events.

The competitive events were either individual or team activities; they typically included a 50-100 question test of specific knowledge. Some events required students to demonstrate their healthcare knowledge and skills in a mock scenario.

Laurel Oaks students who qualified for state competition:

Rhianna Madden, Health Technology student from Wilmington, placed second in the Home Health Aide category.

MacKenzie Kay, Health Technology, McClain High School, placed first in Medical Spelling.

Haley Unger, Dental Assisting, Hillsboro, placed third in Dental Science.

Shondra McGuigan, Health Technology, Wilmington, placed first in Nurse Assisting.

Alexia Garen, Health Technology, East Clinton, placed second in Nurse Assisting.

Adrian Williams, Health Technology, Wilmington, placed first in Personal Care.

Dustin Bainter, Health Technology, Washington High School, placed first in Life Support Skills.

Bristol Cantwell, Dental Assisting, Wilmington, second place, Dental Terminology.

Great Oaks offers over 30 career programs for high school students, including healthcare programs in Dental Assisting, Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Health Technology, Secondary Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology.

HOSA—Future Healthcare Professionals is a national student organization dedicated to healthcare education.

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