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Tech High Students Earn Top Honors at 2020 Maryland HOSA Competition

Posted June 9, 2020

(June 9, 2020) The new chapter of HOSA/Future Health Professionals (formerly Health Occupations Students of America) at Washington County Technical High School is proud to announce several members who achieved first-place finishes in the 2020 Maryland HOSA State Leadership conference held virtually in March.

Students prepared for competitions designed to showcase their content knowledge, career skills and collaboration. Students worked together in teams with health care mentors to help study, practice skills and develop projects to showcase their understanding and abilities. Student performance on both test-based and skill-based assessments was judged along with students from across Maryland. 

The following students and teams earned top ranks in Maryland and are invited to the HOSA International Leadership Conference, to be held online for the first time, June 24 – 27. Ten Tech High students will participate in competition.

Maryland HOSA 2020 State Champions

  • 1st - Biomedical Lab Science - Madison Gouge
  • 1st - CPR/First Aid - Abigail Burns, Emily Cosentino
  • 1st - Epidemiology - Kimberly McFarland
  • 1st - Forensic Science - Zoey Brewer, Alexis Kidwell
  • 1st - Health Care Issues - Avery Kleptach
  • 1st - Medical Innovation - Jada Conaway, Emily Hixon, Malaika Ndifang
  • 1st - Nursing Assisting - Paige Ashworth
  • 1st - Sports Medicine - Tyler Alexander

Maryland HOSA 2020 2nd and 3rd Place Winners

  • 2nd - Health Career Display - Grace Briggs, Emily Cowan
  • 2nd - Nursing Assisting - Abby Deaver
  • 2nd - Nutrition - Skyli Shields
  • 2nd - Sports Medicine - Jordan Yeakle
  • 3rd - Epidemiology - Ethan Jensen
  • 3rd - Medical Law and Ethics - Kelli McAuley
  • 3rd - Nursing Assisting - Trentity Wolfkill
  • 3rd - Pathophysiology - Maya Amsler

The organization, led this year by co-presidents Emily Cosentino and Kelli McAuley, focuses on academic achievement, leadership and community service. 

Tech High’s 2020 Maryland HOSA competitors:

Tech High HOSA competitors

Seated: Paige Ashworth, Abigail Burns, Kimberly McFarland, Emily Hixon, Kelli McAuley, Avery Kleptach, Alexis Kidwell
Standing: Chloe Bollard, Jordan Yeakle, Abby Deaver, Emily Cosentino, Jada Conaway, Tyler Alexander, Phebe Otwey, Haven Crawford, Malaika Ndifang, Maya Amsler, Lauren Walters, Skyli Shields, Emily Cowan, Zoey Brewer, Grace Briggs, Trentity Wolfkill, Ethan Jensen, Isabella Cordero