Galena students earn medals at health conference

Danyal Harvey during the competition in Anchorage. Thanks to Stephanie Weter for this photo.

Photo courtesy Stephanie Weter

Danyal Harvey during the competition in Anchorage.

By AUTUMN JENSEN-ROEHL, staff writer

Three Galena high school students earned medals at this year’s spring Career and Technical Student Organization performance-based competition on March 18-21 in Anchorage.

The competition was part of the Health Occupations and Students of America (HOSA) conference.

In the CPR/first Aid competition, Mary Bobby and Logan Marshall both earned a silver medal for second place. Mary Bobby also earned a silver medal for second place in job seeking skills as well as a bronze medal for third place in medical reading.

In the extemporaneous writing competition, Danyal Harvey earned fifth place.

The students who earned medals are eligible to attend and compete at the National HOSA conference this June in Anaheim, Calif., if the funding can be secured, wrote health sciences teacher Stephanie Weter in an email.

There were over 600 students in attendance at the Anchorage conference, which included many other health-based student organizations. Each student attending the conference was only able to participate in three competitions.

HOSA was created in 1975 and supports nursing, dental, medical, and related occupation programs, as well as other organized pre-technical programs in health careers approved by a state departments of education.