Allied Health Science (AHS) students at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) demonstrated superb knowledge, skills proficiency, and professional dispositions as competitors in the annual Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) state competition. The CFI operates a student club organization that is an affiliate chapter of Kentucky HOSA. Tammy Jones, MSN, RN, and Chasity Vandeventer, MSN, RN instructors and program coordinators at the CFI, lead the Laurel County chapter.
Jones, who serves as the MNA program coordinator, exclaimed tremendous pride in the student’s performance given the challenges of the pandemic and other disruptions in the learning process. Ms. Vandeventer, the NHA Program Coordinator, spoke of the extraordinary work ethic demonstrated by students and their commitment to learning despite various challenges.
Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal, indicated that the HOSA club helps students develop their knowledge and skill capacities in the health sciences area and actualize their leadership potential. “We are ecstatic and pleased to recognize these outstanding scholars for their demonstration of academic knowledge and technical expertise,” said Davis. “Our HOSA students have performed at the highest levels and earned top-level rankings every year since the inception of the program at the CFI five years ago. Our students have become major contenders for awards and accolades annually with the Kentucky statewide HOSA competitions,” added Davis.
Kentucky State HOSA Competition Rankings Earned by CFI Allied Health Science Students: