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WSD student receives second place at HOSA International Competition

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:22 am

Liberty High School senior Alexis Guffey received second place in the Healthy Lifestyle competition at the HOSA (Future Healthcare Professionals) International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida in June.


Alexis was one of 28 Missouri students who placed in the top 10 at the International Conference. To earn the opportunity to compete at the international level, she placed second in the Healthy Lifestyle competition at the Missouri State HOSA Convention. During the Missouri convention, Alexis was named Missouri HOSA Historian for the 2017-2018 school year.


HOSA is sponsored by Holt teacher Nathan Jones, Liberty teacher Jennifer Strathman and Timberland teacher James Craghead, and students must be enrolled in one of the District’s Project Lead the Way biomedical classes in order to be a member of the chapter. Twenty-five WSD students from Holt, Liberty, and Timberland qualified to compete at the International Leadership Conference.


Over 7,500 students from around the world competed in one of HOSA’s 57 health-related competitive events. The competitive events are designed to provide a system for recognizing the competencies developed by members through Health and Biomedical Science class instruction, related job training and activities. Individual members and teams are evaluated according to set standards of performance by professionals from the health care community appropriate to each event. Those who prepare for an event are developing the knowledge and skills to become future health professionals. For more information about HOSA, visit: