Buckeye student makes top 10 at HOSA conference


A Buckeye Career Center student has become the first-ever BCC HOSA member to place in the top 10 at HOSA’s International Leadership Conference for Future Healthcare Professionals.

New senior Erika Kugler was called to the stage for placing in the top 10 of 119 competitors in the Life Support Skills competition. She is enrolled in BCC’s Exercise Science and Sports Medicine program and attends from New Philadelphia. Kugler qualified for international competition after placing third at the Ohio HOSA Leadership Conference last spring. She is tutored by Mr. Jamey Harlan. The international conference was held in Nashville, Tennessee, June 22-25.

Several other BCC students also participated and competed in the international competition. Among them, Lauren Ferguson (Introduction to Nursing/Claymont), Kaylee Taralla (Introduction to Nursing/New Phila), Austin Gump (Exercise Science/Dover), Ryder Rothel (Introduction to Nursing/Garaway), Annabelle Lipinski (Introduction Nursing/New Phila Phila), Kanzis Robin (Introduction to Nursing/Dover), Haley Gump (Introduction to Nursing/New Phila), Cassidy Green (Exercise Science/CBT), Adam Walker (Introduction to Nursing/New Phila), ‘Exercise/Conotton Valley), Colette Brown (Exercise Science/Conotton Valley), Addison Guy (Introduction to Nursing/Newcomerstown), Gabby Kellar (Introduction to Nursing/Claymont) and Kamree Lindon (Introduction to Nursing/ Indian Valley).

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a global student-led organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in the health industry and improve the delivery of quality health care to all.

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