Castleberry High School HOSA Competition

Castleberry High School Health Occupations Students Place in Area Competition
Posted on 02/01/2022
CHS Health Occupations Students Place in Area Competition

Participants in Castleberry High School’s HOSA: Future Health Professionals organization traveled to Killeen last weekend to participate in the area 5 competition. Out of 10 competitors, three CHS students placed for the state competition in Galveston this April.

Ms. Kristin Flewelling, RN is the school’s Health Science teacher and HOSA sponsor. “The competition is vigorous, and the organization sets the bar high with their expectations of our students in each event category,” she said. “Each of my students diligently prepared for their competitions, often staying after school to practice their skills or research their selected topic for the contest. I am extremely proud of each of my students for their hard work, and excited to see my three state qualifiers compete again in April.”

This is the organization's first year to compete in HOSA. “We have an incredibly tough area with expansive Health Science programs,” said Stephanie Martinez, CTE Coordinator for Castleberry ISD. “It was exciting to see Castleberry students’ names in 1st and 2nd places over giant 5 & 6A schools with long established programs.” 

Recently, the Castleberry High School Health ScienceCHS HOSA Students program has expanded with the addition of two separate national certification opportunities for Senior students: a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) course, and a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) course. The high school has partnered with The National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the largest allied health certification agency in the United States, to provide CHS students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the national certification examination at the end of their Senior year. With successful completion of certification and high school graduation, students from CHS will be qualified to work in the healthcare field as they pursue their desired careers.

HOSA or Health Occupations Students of America is an international leadership organization that allows students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare the opportunity to compete against their peers on a local (area), state, and international level.

Congratulations to all students who participated in the event.

Award Recipients

1st in Personal Care | Jeremy B. | 11th Grade
2nd in Medical Art Poster | Savannah G. | 11th Grade 
1st in Medical Art Poster | Gabriela S.  | 11th Grade


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