LITTLETON, NH -- Forty-two students from the Health Science Technologies Program at the Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center attended the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Conference in Manchester, N.H. on March 19-20. About 350 students from schools throughout New Hampshire attended the conference. Thirty-nine students from the Gallen C&T Center competed in various events and three HOSA members served as Courtesy Core, assisting with the competitive events.

Fourteen students placed first in: CPR/First Aid, Madison Blanchette and Matt Laduke; Creative Problem Solving, Morgan Wentworth, Freddie Vasquez and Natasha Favreau; Medical Assisting, Alison MacKay; Medical Reserve Corp, Jasmine Beard-Ridlon, Angela Chamberlin, Justin Quinn and Joshua Deems; Public Service Announcement, Joshua Bogardus, Kaylee Champagne, Hannah Champagne and Maria Ianno.

\Six students placed second in the following events: Pharmacology, Alejandra Mestra; Public Service Announcement, Morgan Ross, Paige Kezerian, Alexis Long, Trisha Ford and Kelsey Champagne. Eight students placed third in the following events: Prepared Speaking, Dori Horne; Clinical Specialty, Olivia Chartier; Health Education, Nicole Wilson and Morgan Brown; Medical Photography, Haley Norman; and Public Service Announcement, Anna Bolton, Jenna O'Hara and Brooke Druin.

Five students placed fourth in the following events: CPR/first Aid, Ryan Hayward and Maggie Hadlock; Researched Persuasive Speaking, Kerri-Lynn Hennessey; Physical Therapy, Christina DePalma; Clinical Speciality, Amanda Daine. Meagan Keddy and Bailie Emmons placed fifth in the EMT competition.

In March of 2012, Morgan Wentworth and Ian Bolton were elected as state HOSA Officers. This school year, Morgan Wentworth served as the state HOSA secretary and Ian Bolton served as the state HOSA parliamentarian. They attended monthly state officer meetings, assisting with planning, and developing and managing the HOSA Fall Rally and the State HOSA Conference.

The Gallen C&T Center also reports that three students from the Health Science Technologies Program ran for an office at the HOSA Conference this year and they were elected to serve as a state HOSA officers from June 2013 to May 2014. Morgan Ross was elected as state HOSA president; Paige Kezerian was elected as state parliamentarian; and Haley Norman was elected as state historian.

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