January 6, 2023

Wilson Talent Center Healthcare Students Advance to HOSA State Leadership Conference

Twenty-nine students from various healthcare programs at the Wilson Talent Center recently placed in the Top 8 of their respective categories at HOSA-Future Health Professionals regional competition held December 16, 2022. By placing in the Top 8, they secure a spot to attend and compete at the HOSA State Leadership Conference on April 27-28, 2023, at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Students who placed in the top three at regionals also received a medal for their performance.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a global student-led organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in the health industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA is the only national student organization that exclusively serves secondary and post-secondary/collegiate students in pursuit of a career in the health professions.

Students advancing to the HOSA State Leadership Conference include:

  • Sarah-Kate Wall (Fowlerville), Nutrition – 3rd Place
  • Cassie Baker (Leslie), Health Career Photography – 3rd Place
  • Brookelyn Lott (Mason), Health Career Photography – Top 8
  • Michael Goodman (Holt), Job Seeking Skills – 3rd Place
  • Lily Crawford (Leslie), Job Seeking Skills – Top 8
  • Kyeaya McGrew (Waverly), Job Seeking Skills – Top 8
  • Ashlinn Smith (Holt), Research Poster – 3rd Place
  • Zionae White (Sexton), Research Poster – Top 8
  • Cordelia Lorence (Homeschooled) & Kaitlyn Seiter (Fowlerville), Forensic Science – Top 8
  • Annastasia Pena (Waverly) & Alexis Goss (Waverly), Health Career Display – Top 8
  • Emily Dorosch (Waverly), Medical Assisting – 2nd Place
  • Bailey Hosford (Holt), Medical Assisting – 3rd Place
  • Jaidyn Williams (Waverly), Medical Assisting – Top 8
  • Summer Lowe (Okemos), Medical Assisting – Top 8
  • Arianna Burtley (East Lansing), Medical Assisting – Top 8
  • Jordyn Messner (Leslie), Human Growth & Development – 1st Place
  • Audrianna Horton (Leslie), Prepared Speaking – Top 8
  • Morgan Bliesener (Holt) & Raquel Mendez (Eastern), Pharmacology – Top 8
  • Julianna Kneifer (Mason), Hailey Bryde (Mason), Yalda Omari (Okemos) & Jillian Peterson (Okemos), BioMedical Debate – Top 8
  • Gabriela Pawlak (Okemos), Medical Terminology – Top 8
  • Bradley Davis (Webberville), Nutrition – Top 8
  • Elvis Vue (Waverly), Pharmacology – 3rd Place
  • Landon Kemp (Leslie), Healthy Lifestyles – 2nd Place

“We are extremely proud to have such a large contingency of healthcare students advance to the HOSA State Leadership Conference this year,” notes Joe Wenzel, principal at Wilson Talent Center. “These performances are a testament to the students’ skill levels and to their instructors for having students prepared to execute in their respective competitions. We look forward to seeing how they fare as they compete with other healthcare students from around the state in April,” Wenzel also noted.

The Wilson Talent Center, operated by Ingham Intermediate School District, offers career and technical education programs for high school juniors and seniors who reside in Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston. Applications are also accepted from Lansing School District, Fowlerville Community Schools and Eaton and Clinton County schools. For more information, visit Wilson Talent Center (www.inghamisd.org/wtc).

Five students from the Wilson Talent Center’s Medical Assisting program placed in the Top 8 in the Medical Assistant competition at HOSA-Future Health Professionals regional competition and will advance to the State Leadership Conference.