Allied health students compete at regional.

February 17, 2015
Left to right:  Diana Giles, Ana Figueroa, Jenny Herrygers

Left to right: Diana Giles, Ana Figueroa, Jenny Herrygers

Local Career and Technical Education (CTE) allied health students recently competed at a Regional Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) competition at Baker College.  There were 22 students from West Shore Educational Service District who competed in a wide range of areas including CPR, medical photography, and physical therapy.   Over 400 students competed from the northern Michigan region.  Students who placed will be invited to compete in the state competition April 16-18 in Traverse City.  First place students were awarded a $500 scholarship to Baker College.


  • CPR/1st Aid

1st Place: Carly Davis and Jon Wittlieff (Mason County Central)

2nd Place: Keeli Schulz and Andrea Lambrix (Mason County Central)

4th Place: Nate Strejcek (Mason County Central) and Corrine Saunders (Ludington High School)

  • Medical Assisting: 1st Place: Alyssa Campbell (Mason County Central)
  • Researched Persuasive Speaking: 1st Place: Kaitlin Dwyer (Mason County Central)
  • Public Service Announcement: 1st Place: Kendra Garten (LHS), April Bratschi (LHS), and Brianna Wightman (ASM)
  • HOSA Quiz Bowl: 1st Place: Ashley Smith (LHS) Stephanie Kelly (LHS) and Tiah Hekkema (Mason County Eastern)
  • Medical Photography: 4th Place: Kaitlyn McBride (Mason County Central) 
  • Health Career Poster: 6th Place: Riley Barnett (Mason County Central) and Mallory Johnson (LHS)
  • Physical Therapy: 1st place:  Jenny Herrygers  (Hart)
  • Physical Therapy: 2nd place:  Ana Figueroa  (Shelby)
  • Medical Terminology: 3rd place:  Diana Giles  (Hart)

West Shore Educational Service District offers 11 CTE programs and many are located on the campus of West Shore Community College. Each program is designed to help prepare students for a successful future by offering hands-on courses that provide job-like learning opportunities. The CTE courses include Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Construction Trades, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Graphic Communications, Marketing, Mechatronics, Teacher Academy, and Welding.  CTE courses are offered to 11th and 12th grade students in Mason, Lake, Oceana, and Manistee Counties.  To learn more visit



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