HOSA: Wright finishes 10th Internationally in Life Support Skills

By Kris Freeman for White House High School

SOUTHLAKE, TX – White House High School was represented well at the HOSA International Competition on June 23-26, as sophomore (rising junior) Hannah Wright finished 10th internationally in her category.

Wright was competing in Life Support Skills, which is part of the Emergency Preparedness division of the HOSA International competition. HOSA is the former acronym which now symbolizes the Future Health Professionals organization based out of Texas, and is active in middle and high schools across the world.

Because of continued concerns with COVID-19 protocols and safety, this year’s awards were held virtually. The event theme was Unlock Your Potential, and all sessions can be viewed online at this link.

The full awards list can be viewed here, and the Emergency Preparedness division here. The category guidelines for Life Support Skills can be viewed at the HOSA website.

Event Description

Life Support Skills provides HOSA members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for basic life support. This competitive event consists of an evaluation of member’s performance in a skills assessment. This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals and be equipped with the skills to provide immediate, life-saving actions in the absence of emergency services. This event is specifically for HOSA members who are classified under IDEA.

The top 10 internationally for Life Support Skills included three participants from the Southeast region and two from the state of Tennessee.

  1. Hillary Southwick – Colorado
  2. Ryan Fisher – Florida
  3. Skylar Owens – South Dakota
  4. Madison Lane – Ohio
  5. Paige Carpenter – Michigan
  6. Heather Isbell – Tennessee
  7. Noelle Ekwurzel – Texas
  8. Matthew Baglan – Texas
  9. Malayla Norvell Ingram – Ohio
  10. Hannah Wright – Tennessee

HOSA is led at White House High School by health science teachers Danielle Villafana and Christy Hooper.

Hannah Wright qualified for nationals after placing first in Life Support Skills in March at the Tennessee State competition at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville. Katelyn Traughber of White House also qualified in Health Care Issues.

Congratulations to Hannah on an amazing finish! #bdp

Photo provided by Danielle Villafana | Graphic by White House BDP

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