Led by a first-place performance by Audrey Todaro, seven Tullahoma High School students recently competed at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Tennessee Leadership Conference in Knoxville last week.
As a sophomore, Todaro captured the top spot in Biomedical Laboratory Science at the two-day competition that concluded on Wednesday. With her first-place finish, Todaro received an invite to nationals during the summer. The HOSA International Leadership Conference is scheduled for June 22-25 at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.
“First, I have to give all of the credit to THS Hosa Advisor Katie Alderman, who has been an unbelievable instructor and a role model for our students. For her students to perform as well as they did at state, it’s not a surprise,” said THS Principal Jason Quick. “Audrey is an absolute rock star, and she has always led the way for our school. I can’t tell you how proud I am of her accomplishments this year.”
Madelyn Bobo and Ashley Smithson teamed to finish inside the top 10 at the State Leadership Conference. The pair were able to advance to the second round of the First Aid/CPR Team to place inside the top 10 of the competition.
Tullahoma was also represented in four other categories at the State Leadership Conference. Student competitors included: Jayla Bayo- Epidemiology; Carlie Baker- Family Medicine Practitioner; Mia Thomas- Health Informatics and Kadence Towry- Pharmacology.
“I am so proud of our seven students that competed in the HOSA State Leadership Conference,” Alderman said. “It was my first conference as an advisor, so we all learned together, and they did a wonderful job. I am especially proud of Madelyn, Ashley and Audrey for advancing to the skill portion. Audrey came in first place out of about 30 high school students from around the state. I also want to say that I am super proud of how well our students represented Tullahoma High School with their behavior.”
Photo: Seven Tullahoma High School students recently traveled to Knoxville to take part in the HOSA Tennessee Leadership Conference. Those students include, from left, Jayla Bayo, Carlie Baker, Ashley Smithson, Madelyn Bobo, Audrey Todaro, Kadence Towry and Mia Thomas.