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FFCHS students fare well in competitions


Last updated 3/16/2021 at 1:32pm | View PDF

Last week, Fountain-Fort Carson High School had about 50 students participate in the State HOSA competition. HOSA is brand new to the school, and these students only had a few months to prepare for their events.

Students had numerous events to choose from including but not limited to: Medical Math, Dental Terminology, Cultural Diversities and Disparities, Pathophysiology, Medical Terminology, Medical Law and Ethics, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking, Health Career Photography and many more. The competitions consisted of tests varying in both time and number of questions asked. Many students had only 45 minutes to answer more than 100 questions and write an essay.

Six FFCHS students placed in the top 10 for their event at state (some events had over 150 people competing in total). Congratulations to the following students for their tremendous efforts and their placement of being part of the top 10 in the entire state:

• Ethan Lewis – 12th grade, placed 9th in the event of Epidemiology

• Sophia Doogan – 11th grade, placed 6th in the event of Prepared Speaking

• Kaela McKinney – 11th grade, placed 8th in the event of Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking

• Jaren Bulala – 11th grade, placed 10th in the event of Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking

• Bailey Knudsen – 11th grade, placed 10th in the event of Human Growth and Development

• Krisharie Ola – 12th grade, placed 8th in the event of Medical Law and Ethics

The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience. The purpose of HOSA-Future Health Professionals is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.

Knowledge Bowl news:

The Fountain-Fort Carson High School Knowledge Bowl team came in first place in the National Black History Tournament held Feb. 27, led by the National Academic Championship (NAC).

When entering the championship round, FFCHS had 915 points and then won the final/championship round. They were competing against a total of 14 schools from 11 different states.

FFCHS Team Members:

Parize “Josh” Grant - Captain

Savannah Storms

Kaylee Thibou

Angelique Wood


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