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GAVC Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Celebrates Student Success!

April 18, 2008

GAVC Health Occupations instructor and HOSA advisor, Mrs. Ruth Ann Squellati, is very proud of the student’s accomplishments at the HOSA state competition. The students at GAVC have been working on their competitive event projects since the start of the school year. On April 2nd -4th, students competed at state level in Decatur, IL. Students are able to compete in many different health care events, there are over 40 competitive events to chose from. Students choose four events and compete against 600 students from around the state of Illinois. Also, students are able to run for state HOSA officer positions. This year HOSA Nationals will be held in Dallas, TX from June 18th – 21st.  Students are eligible for national competition if they place in the top three of their competitive event. The students listed below have made it in the top 10 in their competitive event for the state of Illinois.


Home Health Aide 1st                 Samantha Strandell (MO)

Community Awareness 2nd     Jenna McKinney (CC), Taylor Lalumendre (CC),

                                                        Samantha Strandell (MO) & Samantha Whalen (MO)

Nurse Assisting 3rd                    Shane O’Brien (MI)

Veterinary Assisting 3rd            Allie Papp (MI)

Dental Terminology 4th              Devon Bernard (CC)

Dental Terminology 5th              Tyler Mann (MO)

Community Awareness 5th      Tosha Webb (GSW), Carley Steiner (MO),

                                                        Jenn Flick (MO) & Chrissy Crater (GSW)

Medical Terminology 6th           Samantha Strandell (MO)

Nurse Assisting 6th                    Emily Bromberek (MI)

Medical Reading 6th                   Kate Hausken (MO), Allie Papp (MI)

                                                        & Amanda Horvatin (MI)

Interviewing Skills 7th                    Carley Steiner (MO)

Medical Photography 7th              Michelle Christensen (CC)

Prepared Speaking 7th                  Hope Medema (MO)
Health Education 7th                      Danielle Aichelle (GSW), Jessi Seerup (CC), Ashley Rusch (MI) & Nikki Ingram (MI)

Extemporaneous Speaking 8th   Chase Odeen (CC)

Extemporaneous Writing 8th       Emily Bromberek (MI)

Researched Persuasive Speaking 9th  Emily Bromberek (MI) & Shane O’Brien (MI) 

Extemporaneous Health Poster 9th       Devon Bernard (CC)

Extemporaneous Health Poster 10th     Jordan Brooks (MO)

HOSA $500 Scholarship                          Samantha Strandell (MO)



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