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MHS students qualify for national HOSA conference

Mitchell High School Health Occupations Students of America chapter members recently competed in the state HOSA conference in Sioux Falls. First-, second- and third-place winners in their respective events qualified to compete at the National HOS...

Mitchell High School students who recently competed at the state Health Occupations Students of America conference are, front row from left: Tristen Hildebrandt, Emma Hoffman, Megan Sebert, Kaihlen Smith, Haylee Schoenfelder, Bridget Thill, Kaylie Zens and Jilian Ebert; and back row from left: Mandy Schmidt, Ethan Huber, Cailey Scott, Carly Haring, Jack Dailey, Josh Loecker and Justin Syring. (Photo courtesy of Tricia Neugebauer)
Mitchell High School students who recently competed at the state Health Occupations Students of America conference are, front row from left: Tristen Hildebrandt, Emma Hoffman, Megan Sebert, Kaihlen Smith, Haylee Schoenfelder, Bridget Thill, Kaylie Zens and Jilian Ebert; and back row from left: Mandy Schmidt, Ethan Huber, Cailey Scott, Carly Haring, Jack Dailey, Josh Loecker and Justin Syring. (Photo courtesy of Tricia Neugebauer)

Mitchell High School Health Occupations Students of America chapter members recently competed in the state HOSA conference in Sioux Falls.

First-, second- and third-place winners in their respective events qualified to compete at the National HOSA Conference in June at Nashville, Tennessee.

State convention results are:

Third place-Ethan Huber and Mandy Schmidt-Forensic Medicine.

Second place-Carly Haring, Tristen Hildebrandt, Cailey Scott and Bridget Thill-Public Service Announcement.

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Second place-Haley Schoenfelder-Healthy Lifestyle.

3rd place-Kaylie Zens-Medical Photography.

1st place-Jack Dailey-Dental Terminology 3.

3rd place-Jilian Ebert-Behavioral Health.

1st place-Mandy Schmidt-Human Growth and Development.

3rd place-Justin Syring-Pathophysiology.

3rd place-Ethan Huber-Pharmacology.

3rd place-Josh Loecker-Epidemiology.

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In addition to the national qualifiers, the team of Emma Hoffman, Megan Sebert and Kaihlen Smith placed fourth in Health Education.

The HOSA organization is geared toward the development of future health professionals.

To help defray the costs of sending qualifiers to nationals, HOSA will be hosting a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Pizza Ranch in Mitchell. The public is welcome to attend.

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