XENIA — Greene County Career Center junior Tyra Lawhorne led a strong group of competitors at the recent Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference at Tolles Career and Technical Center. Lawhorne won gold in the Clinical Nursing competition and earned a spot at the HOSA National Leadership Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort near Orlando in June.
The team of Taylor Adkins and Katie Patterson finished top five in the Emergency Medical Technician event. Laura Smith also was recognized for a top five finish in Clinical Nursing. Lawhorne, Adkins, Patterson and Smith are all from Fairborn High School, and enrolled in GCCC’s Health Science Academy.
Representing the Biotechnology program at Xenia High School were Kirsten Hazelbaker, Schuyler Hedger and Chris Gorman in the Creative Problem Solving event. That group placed in the top five as well.
Lyna McKinley and Rita Madachy serve as instructors for the Health Science Academy on the main campus. Barb Stigers is the team’s teaching assistant. Molly Wavra teaches Biotechnology at Xenia High School.