(Bradenton, FL—April 8, 2014)
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA (formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division competitive events at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 3-6. Competing against 13 universities, colleges and tech centers, MTI students won 29 medals: 17 first-place, 5 second-place and 8 third-place.
2014 HOSA SLC Medal Totals for all Postsecondary/Collegiate Chapters:
Cape Coral Institute: 1
Florida A & M: 3
Florida State University: 12
Ft. Myers Institute of Technology: 2
Keiser College: 5
Manatee Technical Institute: 29
Nova Southeastern University: 2
Pensacola State College: 6
Ridge Career Center: 6
Robert Morgan Educational Center: 4
South Florida State College: 5
University of Florida: 14
University of South Florida: 11
University of West Florida: 8
Two MTI Dental Assisting students were honored, as well. Alexandra Harper-Creadon was awarded the Florida HOSA Foundation Scholarship for postsecondary students, and Xamadi Johnson was recognized with the Barbara James Service Award for community service.
The Manatee Tech Chapter was awarded a plaque for having largest postsecondary/collegiate chapter in the state and also received the HOSA Centum Award for having over 100 members.
Kimberly Bland, postsecondary advisor for the MTI Chapter and FL HOSA Region V, was elected to serve as co-chair of Florida HOSA Board of Directors for the coming year.
All medalists will advance to the HOSA National Leadership Conference, which will be held in Lake Buena Vista in June.