CTE Academy students competed at the State HOSA event March 28 th, 2019 at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

National Qualifiers:

Logan Brown (LHS) – Gold (1st) in Individual Physical Therapy Competition – He was qualified and will be attending the national level competition in Orlando at Disney World this summer!

Allison Peters (RHS) – Gold (1st) in Clinical Nursing – She has qualified and will be attending the national level competition in Orlando at Disney World this summer!

Autumn Wohlwend (RHS) – Silver (2nd) in Clinical Nursing – She has qualified and will be attending the national level competition in Orlando at Disney World this summer!

Other competitors:

Arene Barwari – Bronze in Healthcare Issues Exam

Alexis Kurrasch, Edwin Kapetanovic, Michael Eggum – Gold in team HOSA Bowl competition

Arene Barwari, Peyton Boll, and Madelyn Walsh – Bronze in team HOSA Bowl competition

Devanee Sterling – Bronze in Clinical Nursing

Edwin Kapetanovic – Silver in Emergency Medical Technician

McKenzie Wilson – Bronze (3 rd) in Emergency Medical Technician Team Competition

From HOSA’s Website:

South Dakota HOSA was established in 2012 as an initiative of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and the South Dakota Area Health Education Center in response to the great need for future health professionals in our state. The goals of South Dakota HOSA are three-fold:

  1. ENVISION: Expanding and nurturing students’ awareness of all the healthcare careers available to them, while molding them into South Dakota’s future health professionals
  2. ENERGIZE: Becoming proactive in helping counselors develop a robust personal learning plan for students interested in becoming a future health professional. (ie: education, shadowing, and service)
  3. ENGAGE: Offering students opportunities to expand their understanding, create projects, and demonstrate skills through HOSA’s Competitive Events Program.
    Founded in 1976, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is recognized by the US Department of Education as a career and technical student organization (CTSO), established with the idea of providing students opportunities to develop as a leader and a future employee. In a 2012 remarketing/rebranding strategy roll-out, HOSA moved away from the Health Occupations Students of America brand to HOSA-Future Health Professionals. The new name better encompassed the organization and its mission, while maintaining its ties to its early beginnings.
    Since its inception HOSA has grown to more than 240,000 members. These members belong to one of more than 5200 HOSA chapters existing in 48 states. In academic year 2017-18, 91 scholarships over $950,000 were given away by National HOSA. HOSA is the only Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) whose focus is 100% health care.
    The structure of HOSA provides a comprehensive, rigorous, and relevant program to engage students interested in health careers, as well as an evaluation system that has been continuously tested, refined, and validated over three decades of use. HOSA’s Competitive Events Program offers members the opportunity to compete in teams or as individuals in more than 55 different events that fall along the broad spectrum of healthcare careers.