HOSA State Champs

Two Carson High HOSA Students Take State, Others Shine in Competition
Posted on 03/21/2022
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Carson High School (CHS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) HOSA-Future Health Professionals had two state champions at the State Leadership Conference last week at the Nugget Resort in Sparks, Nev., March 13-16. McKenna Budd took state for Clinical Nursing and Alicia Cortes Solis for Cultural Diversities & Disparities in Healthcare.

Additionally, the chapter had 21 students shine in an event with more than 700 students from across the state of Nevada competed in more than 40 medical competition events. The CHS chapter earned a bronze medal for the third largest HOSA membership as well as silver Health Science Events award for participation in December and January testing.

The CHS HOSA students competed in eight different events and came away with 11 of their 21 students qualified to attend the International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., June 22-25. Please see the below CHS HOSA state competition results:

Chapter Awards:
Bronze medal 3rd largest HOSA membership with 252 chapter members
Silver Health Science Events award for testing participation

Healthcare Issues Exam Qualifiers:
Makenzie Fernandez
Arene LeBlanc
Brendin Munoz

Health Science Events:

  • Cultural Diversities & Disparities in Healthcare: Alicia Cortes Solis, 1st place
  • Medical Reading: Riley Gudmundson, 3rd place

Health Profession Events:

  • Clinical Nursing:McKenna Budd, 1st place
  • Medical Assisting:Alivia Aschenbach, 5th place

Leadership Events:

  • Health Career Photography:Makenzie Fernandez

Teamwork Events:

  • Public Service Announcement:Zach Guthrie, Tyler Palmer, Makenzie Fernandez, 2nd place

Kelly Gustafson, CHS CTE health sciences teacher, said the Carson City students exhibited professionalism, respect, knowledge and wisdom beyond their years throughout the school year, as well as in competition.

"With the Pandemic, many of these students have never gotten to experience an in-person competition like this before,” she said. “I am so proud of our students and all their hard work and dedication to HOSA. It shines through in all their work and in the awards they captured at the state conference.”