FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Carol Mowen, 301-766-2996, or Washington County Technical High School teacher Marjorie Kellman, 301-766-8050.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 12, 2002) – Washington County Technical High School 2002 graduate Amanda Hinkle was named the national Outstanding HOSA (Health Occupations Student of America) member at the annual leadership conference this summer. Only one secondary student from across the United States is honored each year.
“This is the first time we have had a student from Washington County win this award, and it is also the first time Maryland has had a national winner,” said teacher Marjorie Kellman.
Hinkle is currently a student in paramedic studies at Hagerstown Community College. In addition to her honor, Washington County Technical High School’s student chapter of HOSA was named one of ten outstanding national HOSA Chapters.
Six students from WCTHS attended the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, over the summer. The students, under the supervision of their Health Occupations teacher/advisor Kellman, were involved in competition, educational symposia, personal and professional development programs, and social networking with 4,000 students from all around the U.S. Along with Hinkle, seniors Clyde Constant, Jodi Dayhoff, Carri Humphrey, and juniors Amber Nuice, and Shauntay Henderson were eligible to attend the National Leadership Conference because they were gold medal winners at the Maryland HOSA spring Leadership Conference. Several of them were multiple medal winners from several competitions, but at the National Leadership Conference each student could only choose one competition.
- All four seniors who attended were awarded certificates for completion of the HOSA National Recognition Program.
- Jodi Dayhoff and Carri Humphrey competed in Health Education; Amber Nuice in Researched Persuasive Speech.
- Clyde Constant, Amanda Hinkle, and Shauntay Henderson competed in HOSA Bowl.
In all, 29 members represented Maryland from Washington, Frederick, Harford, and Caroline counties.