On June 22, 22 students and two advisors from James Rumsey Tehcnical Institute traveled to Anaheim, Calif. to compete in the National Leadership Conference of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
The Rumsey students earned the right to compete at the conference by winning state competitions in May. The students are members of the James Rumsey HOSA (Health Occupations) and EMS (Emergency Medical Services)
At the national competition, students competed against approximately 6,800 students from all over the U.S. and several provinces.
Post secondary students Michael Beall and Joe Fato took national gold by winning the Community Emergency Response Team competition. Beall and Fato advanced to the practical skills round after a grueling written test with combined scores. At the practical round, the team of Beall and Fato scored outstanding marks in the triage and patient removal competition.
Also at the secondary level, the team of Kendra Fox and Whitney Williams placed in the top 10 nationally in career health display. In the secondary categories, the team of Aaron Files and David Anders competed against 48
other teams in the Emergency Medical Technician competition.
Files and Anders advanced to the practical round where their teamwork skills were exemplary. The team won the national bronze medal. While James Rumsey can boast numerous Skills USA winners, these are the first national medals earned by the school in the history of the National HOSA competition.