Students advance to HOSA state competition

From School Reports

Dylan Blakely, Celia Pate and Tiffany McCain, members of the Health Science student organization, HOSA, competed inthe HOSA Northern District Competition at Itawamba Community College-Tupelo campus on Feb. 7.

Dylan Blakely and Celia Pate

Dylan Blakely and Celia Pate

Tiffany McCain

Tiffany McCain

Dylan and Celia won first place in CPR/First Aid, which required them to perform emergency first aid procedures based on scenarios they were given.

Dylan reported, “Our scenarios involved an individual in cardiac arrest in a restaurant and an individual with a compound fracture.”

According to Celia, “The competition was stressful, but we were able to stay focused and do what needed to be done.”

Tiffany earned fourth place in the Home Health Aide division of the competition.

Nora Hammons is the instructor of the Health Science program, which is new this year at the Webster County Career and Technology Center.

“I’m so proud of these students for working so hard and earning these honors, especially since this is the first year for the program,” she said. “Because all three of these students have advanced to the HOSA state competition in Jackson on April 15, 16, 17, they have put Webster County on the HOSA map.”