Conway High School’s Future Health Professionals recently represented the school at the HOSA State conference this month.

Forty-seven members of HOSA attended the two-day conference in Hot Springs. Sixteen students received first through third places and will represent the Conway Area Career Center at the National Leadership Conference this summer in Nashville, Tenn. 

"This competition is the highlight of being a member of HOSA future health professionals," Melissa Castleberry, one of the group sponsors, said. "They get to compete against hundreds of other students from around the state. If the students place first they receive a two-year scholarship to a participating community college."

Castleberry, who co-sponsors the group with teachers Connie Friant and Shannon Busby, said they are very proud of these outstanding students.

"They really work hard studying and staying after school to learn their skills," she said. "It is a pleasure to work with such committed students."

The competition features over 55 events ranging from health professional events, emergency preparedness, recognition, leadership and knowledge tests.  Some events have two rounds, a knowledge test followed by a skills test.  

If students place in the top three, they have the opportunity to represent the school at the National Leadership Conference.