Students Shine at Regional HOSA Contest, Heading to Ohio State Competition


[Englewood, Ohio - February 20, 2024] – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) is thrilled to announce that 54 of its students have qualified to compete in the Ohio Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Competition, following their outstanding performance at the Regional HOSA Contest held this February. This achievement highlights the dedication and talent of MVCTC students and underscores the pivotal role of HOSA in addressing the pressing need for skilled healthcare professionals in today's workforce.

Contest Winners

Biotechnology Contest

  • 4th Telisah Bray-Harris (Biotechnology / Miamisburg)

Clinical Lab Science Contest

  • 1st Malea Padgitt (Medical Lab Assisting / Miami East)
  • 2nd Rachel Luebke (Medical Lab Assisting / Valley View)
  • 3rd Paige Gardner (Medical Lab Assisting / Brookville)

CPR First Aid Team Contest

  • 3rd Reed Bowser (Health Occupations / Franklin-Monroe) and Kassidy Carabin (Pre-Nursing / Huber Heights)

Dental Science Contest

  • 1st Joshua Street (Dental Assisting / Tippecanoe)
  • 2nd Sadie Royer (Dental Assisting / Tri-County North)
  • 4th Sydney Asbra (Dental Assisting / Northmont)

Dental Terminology Contest

  • 2nd Karoline Clevenger (Dental Assisting / Eaton)
  • 2nd Alex Rader (Dental Assisting / Arcanum-Butler)


  • 4th Gabrielle Kostic (Pre-Nursing / Northmont)

Family Medical Physician

  • 1st Antonio Duran (Health Occupations / Tippecanoe)

HOSA Bowl Team Contest

  • 1st Kaylee Bays (Pre-Nursing / Vandalia-Butler), Luke Dolan (Pre-Nursing / Brookville), Paige Kearns (Pre-Nursing / Bethel), and Charles Voge (Pre-Nursing / Twin Valley South)

Human Growth and Development

  • 2nd Kevon Armstrong (Biotechnology / Trotwood-Madison)

Job Seeking Skills Contest

  • 4th Laykin Watkins (Dental Assisting / Bethel)

Life Support Skills Contest

  • 1st Za'riah Hill (Medical Lab Assisting / Huber Heights)
  • 2nd Autumn Swigart (Dental Assisting / Franklin-Monroe)
  • 4th Joann Turner (Dental Assisting / Northmont)

Medical Assisting

  • 1st Courtney Holbrook (Medical Lab Assisting / Eaton)

Medical Math

  • 4th Sarah Mitchell (Pre-Nursing / Milton-Union)

Medical Reading Contest

  • 2nd Ashley Green (Biotechnology / National Trail)
  • 3rd Simiah Rucker (Pre-Nursing / Northmont)

Medical Terminology Contest

  • 1st Madeleine Jewell (Pre-Nursing / Miamisburg)
  • 4th Mya Seitz (Pre-Nursing / Miamisburg)
  • 4th Morgan Weaver (Pre-Nursing / Arcanum-Butler)

Nursing Assisting Contest

  • 1st Bethany Thompson (Pre-Nursing / Northmont)
  • 4th Kaylee Sexton (Pre-Nursing / Brookville)

Parliamentary Procedure Team

  • 1st Lacey Bowman (Pre-Nursing / Vandalia-Butler), Emma Campbell (Medical Lab Assisting / Carlisle), Ella Dickerson (Medical Lab Assisting / Brookville), Raegan Fulton (Medical Lab Assisting / Milton-Union), Lola McGhee (Biotechnology / Versailles), Lenzie Pope (Biotechnology / Tippecanoe), Taryn Rucci (Biotechnology / National Trail), Eleanor Tousignaut (Biotechnology / Preble-Shawnee), and Amelia Wiggershaus (Biotechnology / Tippecanoe)
  • 2nd Allison Booher (Pre-Nursing / Bethel), Keith Erwin (Biotechnology / Brookville), Patrick Fileccia (Biotechnology / Valley View), Sydney Finley (Medical Lab Assisting / Vandalia-Butler), John Graham (Pre-Nursing / Vandalia-Butler), Raymond Lipps (Pre-Nursing / National Trail), and Morgan Miller (Medical Lab Assisting / Milton-Union)

Pharmacy Science

  • 3rd Emma Overman (Biotechnology / Carlisle)


  • 1st Kaitlyn Mutterspaw (Medical Lab Assisting / Huber Heights)
  • 2nd Hayden Schaffer (Medical Lab Assisting / Preble-Shawnee)

Public Health Team

  • 2nd Jacob Balcom (Medical Lab Assisting / Brookville), Kaylee Brooks (Medical Lab Assisting / Milton-Union), Alana Torres (Medical Lab Assisting / Vandalia-Butler)

Respiratory Therapy

  • 1st Austin Daugherty (Pre-Nursing / Northmont)

About HOSA:

HOSA's mission has become increasingly crucial amidst the acute shortage of qualified workers in the healthcare industry. As a leading institution in career-technical education, MVCTC recognizes the importance of nurturing future healthcare professionals through programs like HOSA. The success of our students in regional competitions not only reflects their hard work and dedication but also emphasizes the effectiveness of MVCTC's career-technical programs in preparing students for real-world challenges.

The MVCTC HOSA program encompasses a diverse range of career paths, including Biotechnology, Dental Assisting, Health Occupations, Medical Lab Assisting, Pre-Nursing, and Sports Medicine. Under the guidance of our exceptional instructors - Jennifer Foudray, Abigail Hartman, Tina Deeter, Jody Flynn, Paula Wathen, Tonya Barnett, Ellen Bissey, Emily Powers, and Matt Money - students have excelled in both skill and knowledge, showcasing their potential to become future leaders in the healthcare industry.

The Ohio HOSA Competition, scheduled for April 10-11, 2024, in Columbus, presents an invaluable opportunity for MVCTC students to further demonstrate their skills and knowledge on a larger platform. MVCTC is committed to supporting its students as they continue their journey towards excellence in healthcare education and careers.

For more information about MVCTC and its HOSA program, please visit and

About MVCTC:

Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has been dedicated to providing premier educational choices and advanced employment preparation for youth, adults, and organizations since 1971. Serving the Miami Valley region, MVCTC offers 43 career-technical programs for high school juniors and seniors, preparing them for success in the global workforce.