NTC Health Careers Certification students elect officers
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The three Health Careers Certification classes at Northeast Technology Center’s Pryor Campus recently elected student officers for the local HOSA: Future Health Professionals Chapter.
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is a national student organization open to students enrolled in health care courses. With several chapters throughout the United States, HOSA’s mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
The Health Careers Certification classes offered at the Pryor Campus include the standard two-year program where high school juniors and seniors are put in separate classrooms and complete year one under the direction of Instructor Debbie Hendrix and year two under the direction of Instructor Jennifer Ford.
Upon completion of the two-year program, students are eligible to apply to the NTC’s Practical Nursing program, other LPN programs or college, as well as seek a career in the health care industry.
The third class is an accelerated one-year program designed for high school seniors and adult learners under the direction of Instructor Laura Perryman.
It is also a pre-nursing program and students are eligible to apply to the Practical Nursing program upon completion.
Ford and Perryman’s two senior-level classes combined to elect officers to represent their classes and Hendrix’s class elected its own set of officers. Both groups elected a separate set of officers to represent the morning class and the afternoon class. All student officers were elected by their fellow classmates to serve a one-year term.
The officers elected to represent Ford and Perryman’s combined senior-level morning classes are President Lacey Ferrel from Verdigris High School, Vice President Kelly Garvin who is an adult student from Salina, Secretary Robby Gaile Sanje from Inola High School, two Social Chairmen Bailey Weaver from Pryor High School and Bailey Eastman from Choteau High School, and two Photographers/Historians Kayla Hudson from Claremore High School and Allyson Kimbrough from Inola High School.
The officers elected to represent Ford and Perryman’s combined senior-level afternoon classes are President Chancie Cooper from Adair High School, Vice President Nikki Hairston from Claremore High School, Secretary Skye Caldwell from Pryor High School, two Social Chairmen Logan Hager from Claremore High School and Madison Bailey from Adair High School, Photographer Ahonesty Schooley from Adair High School and Historian Courtney Jones from Locust Grove High School.
The officers elected to represent Hendrix’s first-year morning class are President Cearra Curtis from Oologah High School, Vice President Justin Thomas from Pryor High School, Secretary Anna Williams from Claremore High School, Parliamentarian Kallie Odle from Pryor High School, Sergeant at Arms Savannah Terman from Claremore High School, Reporter Baylie McManus from Inola High School and Class Representative Tyler Shearer from Sequoyah High School.
The officers elected to represent Hendrix’s first-year afternoon class are President Claire Mason from Chouteau High School, Vice President Bethany Allen from Chelsea High School, Secretary Anna Meeker from Claremore High School, Parliamentarian Victoria Slabby from Claremore High School, Phone Informer Hannah Bergner from Adair High School, two Reporters Tayler Wells from Oologah High School and Morgan Jones from Chouteau High School and Class Representative Kimmy Shrier from Chelsea High School.
To learn more about either the standard two-year Heath Careers Certification program or the accelerated one-year program for high school seniors available in Pryor, visit NTC’s website at www.netech.edu.