Four Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) students recently represented the Central Montco Technical High School (CMTHS) in state competitions. One student, junior Monserrat Villanueva, has advanced to a national event.
Villanueva teamed with three other CMTHS students to place first in the Health Care Sciences Lab HOSA Bowl Event at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals State Conference in Lancaster, Pa. Villanueva was also on a team that won the gold medal last year. She is one of six CMTHS students to qualify for the HOSA National Conference in Dallas, Texas in June.
PWHS senior Alyssa Jamison also took part in the HOSA state conference. She had qualified to compete in the Medical Math event.
HOSA-Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education.
PWHS juniors Gabriella Tornetta and Justin Richards took part in the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania competition. The pair qualified by winning gold medals at the District II competition last winter. Both students were from the Culinary Arts Lab with Tornetta competing in the Extemporaneous Speaking event, and Richards taking part in the Culinary Arts event. Tornetta placed fifth at the state competition and Richards placed fourth.
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education.