Gibson Technical Center Students Shine at International Competition

A Gibson Technical Center team finished in the top 30 of international competitors in CPR/First Aid at the 39th Annual HOSA Leadership Conference.

HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. Gibson Technical Center sent eight students to the competition held in Nashville, Tennessee.

The team of Raychel Dooley and Katyalynn Bourgeois finished in the top 30. They had previously won the Missouri HOSA competition.

Gibson Tech students Sierra Springer and John Michael Judah also competed in CPR/First Aid. They were runners-up in the Missouri HOSA competition.

Ivan Garcia and Carliee Whorton participated in the EMT competition, along with Sonjia Cotter and Alexandra Gangemi. Garcia and Whorton won the Missouri HOSA competition and Cotter and Gangemi were runners-up.

Gibson Technical Center is part of the Reeds Spring School District but also takes in students from ten surrounding districts. Dooley and Bourgeois attend Reeds Spring High School, Springer attends Galena, Judah and Garcia attend Branson, Whorton attends Hollister, and Gangemi and Cotter attend Forsyth.

"It is through the continued support of the school districts, community members, businesses, and the student's commitment that this trip was possible," said Gibson Technical Center instructor Lacey Williams.

Approximately 9,000 students from across the world attended the event, which consisted of competitions and educational symposiums about the medical field.
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