First row: Paulina Perez, Misty Rasmussen, Brendin Munoz, Sarah Wiggins, Mckenna Budd and Kaylee Luna. Second row: Riley Gudmundson, Donrica Davis-Deloney, Alivia Aschenbach, Tarrah Borrowman, Ana Marroquin, Sierra Aqui, Dakota Argust, Makenzie Fernandez, Aden McBride, Yulisa Rodriguez and Alicia Cortes Solis. Third row: Arene LeBlanc, Dylan Cooley, Tyler Palmer and Zach Guthrie.
Carson High School Career and Technical Education HOSA-Future Health Professionals had two state champions at the State Leadership Conference March 13-16 at the Nugget Resort in Sparks.
McKenna Budd took state for Clinical Nursing and Alicia Cortes Solis for Cultural Diversities and Disparities in health care.
Additionally, the chapter had 21 students shine in an event with more than 700 students from across Nevada competing in more than 40 medical competition events. The CHS chapter earned a bronze medal for the third largest HOSA membership as well as silver Health Science Events award for participation in December and January testing.
The CHS HOSA students competed in eight different events and came away with 11 of 21 students qualifying to attend the International Leadership Conference in Nashville, June 22-25. The CHS HOSA state competition results included:
Bronze medal, third largest HOSA membership with 252 chapter members
Silver Health Science Events award for testing participation
Health care issues exam qualifiers: Makenzie Fernandez, Arene LeBlanc and Brendin Munoz
Health science events:
Cultural Diversities & Disparities in Healthcare: Alicia Cortes Solis, first place
Medical Reading: Riley Gudmundson, third place
Health Profession events:
Clinical Nursing: McKenna Budd, first place
Medical Assisting: Alivia Aschenbach, fifth place
Health Career Photography: Makenzie Fernandez
Public Service Announcement: Zach Guthrie, Tyler Palmer, Makenzie Fernandez, second place
Kelly Gustafson, CHS CTE health sciences teacher, said the Carson City students exhibited professionalism, respect, knowledge and wisdom beyond their years throughout the school year as well as in competition.
"With the pandemic, many of these students have never gotten to experience an in-person competition like this before,” she said. “I am so proud of our students and all their hard work and dedication to HOSA. It shines through in all their work and in the awards they captured at the state conference.”