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2019 CCS Student Health Occupation Students of America
2019 CCS Student Health Occupation Students of America
Cooperstown Central School District
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - CCS Class of 2019 students Hailey Seamon and Tiffany Pagillo took First Place at the New York State Health Occupation Students of America (NY HOSA) competition with awards in Forensic Science and Nursing Assistant events respectively. Seamon and Pagillo will be competing in the Forensic Science Team Event at the annual HOSA International Leadership Competition which takes place in Orlando, Florida on June 19-22.  

Pictured: ONC BOCES Teacher Patricia Hornbeck and LTA Caren Kelsey along with CCS students Tiffany Pagillo and Hailey Seamon. Also pictured is Rylee Velasco from Milford Central School.

Forensic Science Competition:

The purpose of the Forensic Science competition was to encourage HOSA members to analyze careers in forensic science and to work as a team to apply their knowledge and skills in creating a solution to the forensic science-related problem. This event included two rounds of competition. The first round challenged participants in a written test to evaluate the team’s understanding of forensic science. The top scoring teams advanced to round two where they analyzed a case study related to forensic science and provided written conclusions. Seamon and Pagillo both achieved a First Place finish in this competition.

Nursing Assistant Competition:

The purpose of this competition was to provide HOSA members with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in nursing assisting. This event consisted of two rounds of competition. The first round included a written, multiple choice test to measure knowledge and understanding in the subject.  The top scoring competitors advanced to round two for the timed and evaluated performance of selected skills identified in a written scenario. Pagillo achieved a First Place finish in this individual competition.

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