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Millington’s HOSA has big gains in year two

By Thomas Sellers Jr.
2018 HOSA WinnersMillington Central High School welcomed Gina Jordan last school year. And the veteran instructor brought her knowledge of running a Health Occupations Students of America program.
Last year Caleigh Ledgerwood and Kai-Lyn Andrysiak represented MCHS by reaching State. This year Jordan will be busier with eight students placing in the Jan. 11 HOSA Regionals at Jackson State in Jackson.
“They all qualified for State which is in Chattanooga March 25-28,” Jordan said. “Last year we only had two competing and both placed. This year we had 14 competing and nine placed. So this is big growth. They’re heading in the right direction. I’m really proud of them.”
Jordan’s resume has RNC, CCDS, ACNP, Health Science Instructor and HOSA Advisor. The administration at MCHS and Millington Municipal Schools placed her in the role to lead the HOSA program to see these kinds of results.
The students heading to Chattanooga are Osa Asemota (second place in Medical Spelling), Karyme Brooks (third place in Medical Law and Ethics), Sarah Cook (third place in Clinical Nursing) Maria De La Rosa (third place in Medical Terminology), Savannah Manson (third place in Sports Medicine), Sha’Mya Williamson (third place in Pharmacology), Sarah Hart (fourth place in Human Growth and Development) and Logan Albert (fifth place in Health Career Photography).
“Everybody congratulates me but the kids have to do the work,” Jordan said. “They do the work. It’s lots of practice and lots of study. And considering the course load they carry, that’s a lot of extra work.
“They all take AP courses, play sports and are involved,” she concluded. “They do all of this in addition – a lot of them have jobs. They work really hard.”
For more information or to donate to the trip for State, call 873-8100.

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