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Students move to international STEM competition

By: Jessica Meszaros


Students in the Holt, Liberty and Timberland High HOSA [Future Healthcare Professionals] chapters competed in the Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla on March 25-26.  Nineteen students brought home an award and qualified to move on to the HOSA 42nd Annual International Leadership Conference [ILC], which will be held in Orlando, Florida, June 19-22.

Liberty junior Cassidy Widlowski received the gold level of the Barbara James Service Award for completing over 250 hours of community service and Timberland senior Lexi Hohenshell received the bronze level of the Barbara James Service Award for completing 100 hours of community service, which qualified both Widlowski and Hohenshell to compete at the ILC. Timberland HOSA also received the HOSA Service Project Recognition Award for raising $150 for the HOSA national service project, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation [NPCF].

HOSA is sponsored by Holt teacher Jennifer Hess, Liberty teacher Jennifer Strathman and Timberland teacher James Craghead, and students must be enrolled in one of the District’s Project Lead the Way Biomedical classes in order to be a member of the chapter.

Other students with all three high schools also placed and will go on to compete internationally. They are Nolan Briegel, Kelly Rydberg, Sharayu Shrinivas and Jadan Nothdurft, Holt High; Allana Guffey, Joshua Geisler, Kailey Cain, Sarvani Kunapareddy, Aubrey McCain, and Lauren McDonnell, Liberty High; and Sophia Giltner, Amelia Seiz, Sofia Angel, Quentin Simpson, Duncan Skinner, Brayden Sparks, Kenna Vaughn, Timberland High.

Holt High students at the the Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

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