SouthWest Metro Intermediate District’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class attended the State HOSA (formerly known as Health Occupation Students of America) Conference in St. Cloud, March 28-30.
SouthWest Metro’s teams won first place in First Aid/CPR, EMT, and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) competitions.
Minnesota HOSA will send up to three teams from each event to the International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Florida in June and many of the SouthWest Metro students qualify.
In addition to the competition, the eight participating students attended educational sessions and spoke with vendors at the event. Students had to adjust their schedules and prepare for the event by regularly coming to school early or staying after school to practice their skills and act in mock scenarios.
SouthWest Metro Intermediate District’s Medical Careers classes are a part of the Career and Technical Education program offered to the 11 local member districts, including Eastern Carver County Schools, Shakopee Schools, and Jordan Public Schools.
More information at swmetro.k12.mn.us/programs.
Student winners in the Minnesota State HOSA Competition include:
Chaska High School
- Jacob Donacik: 1st place EMT; 1st place CPR; 2nd place CERT
- Max Hanninen: 1st place EMT; 1st place CPR; 2nd place CERT
- Ivan Recinos Flores: 4th place CERT
Jordan High School
- Emily Thompson: 1st place CERT
- Anna Braun: 5th place CERT
Belle Plaine High School
- Allison Kuhlmann: 1st place CERT
Minnetonka High School
- Asa Barnard: 4th place CERT
Waconia High School
- McKenzie Magnus: 5th place CERT