Twenty-six West Clermont High School/Great Oaks students are headed to state HOSA—Future Healthcare Professionals competition after showing their skills and knowledge in regional events.

The competitive events were either individual or team activities and were held virtually.  Some events included 50-100 question tests; others featured pre-recorded presentations or Zoom interviews or debates.  All of the activities were designed for students to showcase their knowledge of medical topics and healthcare careers.  The top finishers in each category qualify for state virtual competition in April, with a chance to move on to national events.

The students are part of the Biomedical Science program offered by Great Oaks Career Campuses at West Clermont High School.

The state qualifiers are:

Finishing in first place in regional competition

  • Jay Kircher – Health Informatics
  • Maria Bates, Wren Marsh, Lainie Mason, Madison Wesley – MRC Partnership
  • Isabel Griner – Nursing Assisting
  • Kaitlyn Mohrhaus – Extemporaneous Writing
  • Yatra Patel – Job Seeking Skills

Second place

  • Abigail Anderson  – Behavioral Health
  • Allison Ross – Clinical Specialty
  • Taylor Wheeldon and Airk Wheeler – Emergency Medical Technician
  • Kiley Martin – Healthy Lifestyle

Third place

  • Coleson Davidson – Medical Reading
  • Logan Eads – Biomedical Lab Science
  • Megan Wood – Clinical Specialty
  • Ava Reveal – Physical Therapy
  • Adison Shircliff – Health Career Photography
  • Lauren Johnson – Research Poster

Fourth place

  • Thinh Mai – Nutrition
  • Heather Hawkins – Sports Medicine
  • Jackson Miller – Veterinary Science
  • Taylor Vance – Extemporaneous Writing
  • Kayla Westerkamp – Health Career Photography
  • Illeana Brewster and Morgan Fleming – Forensic Science

Great Oaks offers over 30 career programs for high school students, including healthcare programs in Dental Assisting, Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Health Technology, Secondary Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology.

HOSA—Future Healthcare Professionals is a national student organization dedicated to healthcare education.