17 Bradshaw, Chino health career students qualify for nationals
In April, 37 Bradshaw Mountain and Chino Valley high school HOSA students competed at the three-day Arizona Spring Leadership Conference in Tucson where 31 students earned a top ten finish in their competitions and 17 qualified for nationals later this month.
The Health Occupation Students of America competition requires hours of rigorous preparation in a variety of subject matter.
"Our students again dominated at State," said Bradshaw's HOSA advisor and CTE teacher/CNA instructor, Sheryl McCully. "We also finished with a gold medal for Outstanding HOSA chapter and a gold medal for chapter award. Eight students finished with gold medals for individual member awards."
Those eight gold medal winners for state member recognition award are Rachel Campbell, Katy Cruz, Josey Greer, Heidi Madler; Brenna McCully, Kylie Morris, Malia Peraza, and William Waidelich.
Individual and team awards went to: Alyssa Turner, William Waidelich, Austin Powell, and Jacky Tam (team), first place in HOSA Bowl; Whitney Gail, first place in Nurse Assisting and Healthcare Issues Exam National Qualifier; Mikaela Paul, second place in Clinical Nursing; Heidi Madler, third place in Clinical Nursing; Andie Folk and Sanoe Kaaihue (team), third place in CPR/1st Aid; Sarah Peakman and Tawnya Shy (team), sixth place in CPR/1st Aid; Azucena Mercado and Shawnee Clarida (team), eighth place in CPR/1st Aid. Clarida also was a Healthcare Issues Exam National Qualifier and AZ HOSA State Pin Design Winner.
Rachel Davidson-Knapp, third place in Epidemiology; Michael Gibbons, fourth place in Epidemiology; Brenna McCully and Rachel Campbell (team), third place in Forensic Medicine; Yesenia Ayala Flores, fourth place in Home Health Aide, Lidia Flores, sixth place in Home Health Aide; Rachel Smith, fourth place in Human Growth and Development and Healthcare Issues Exam National Qualifier; Kendra Miller, eighth place in Human Growth and Development; Tyler Silva, sixth place in Medical Math; Josey Greer, sixth place in Medical Photography; Jayse Anderson, eighth place in Medical Photography; Victoria Burns, seventh place in Medical Reading and Healthcare Issues Exam National Qualifier; Ivie Vaca, 10th place in Medical Reading; Christian Stulce, seventh place in Prepared Speaking; Cari Moore, fifth place in Researched Persuasive Speaking; Kylie Morris, sixth place in Researched Persuasive Speaking; Malia Peraza, ninth place in Researched Persuasive Speaking; and Kaitlyn Rasmussen, Healthcare Issues Exam National Qualifier.
Two current BMHS students and one BMHS alumni were elected as state officers - Alyssa Turner, Region 2 vice president; William Waidelich, state parliamentarian; Brooke Smith, post-secondary vice president - and BMHS alumni Tania Munoz-Saldana announced her candidacy for National HOSA office.