The students earned their spots at nationals after competing at the two-day state level competition in Columbus and capturing first, second and third place spots in various categories.
Jordan Woolley, a senior from Austintown, is one of the students advancing to the national competition.
“I’m really excited about it. We’ve practiced a lot of the same tests and procedures in our classroom so performing those every day really helped to prepare us for competition,” he said.
Students advancing to the national competition are:
Hannah Chapella of Springfield, first place in Pharmacology
Maria Torres of Campbell, Toni Mansfield of Jackson Milton and Ashley Cunningham of Boardman, first place in Biomedical Debate
Jessica Magliocca of Springfield, second place in Medical Spelling
Jordan Woolley of Austintown, third place in Biotechnology
The HOSA organization at MCCTC is made up of students from the Biotechnology, Health Tech Prep and Medical Occupations programs.
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Mahoning County Career and Technical Center students Maria Torres, Ashley Cunningham, Jessica Magliocca, Hannah Chapella, Jordan Woolley and Toni Mansfield qualify for the National Health Occupation Students of America competition.