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CCSD Students Place at International Career Competition

CCSD Students Place at International Career Competition

A team of Cherokee County School District students has placed at an international career skills competition!

Etowah High School rising seniors Samantha Durst, Temilola Oloruntoba, Katie Shay and Hannah Stack earned Excellence Awards and seventh place overall in the public service announcement contest at the HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference held this month in Dallas, Texas.  It’s the first-time for the school’s chapter to earn a top 10 international ranking.

The students, who are members of Etowah’s HOSA chapter, created this award-winning PSA focused on mental health awareness for the competition:  The video earned first place in the state HOSA competition and qualified them to compete at internationals.  The school’s HOSA advisors are Career Pathway healthcare science teachers Megan King and Amber Thayer. 

“Congratulations to these Eagles for soaring to international success by raising awareness of such an important issue – we’re so proud of you!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “Thank you for Ms. King and Ms. Thayer for the excellent instruction and opportunities like this competition that you make possible for our students.”