Cape High allied health students earn medals in state contest

Future health professionals head to Dallas for international competition
May 13, 2023

State academic honors continue to accumulate at Cape High, where students in the allied health pathway earned gold medals for their skills in creating public service announcements and in public speaking.

At the Delaware Health Occupations Students of America leadership conference in March, Rania Khan won a gold medal for public speaking and Ashley Carrier won bronze in the sports medicine category.

Cape High HOSA officers Emily McCullough, Lily Joyce and Kyli Doyon earned gold for a video public service announcement they created to spread awareness of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline.

The silent PSA is impactful, students said, and high school students can relate to its content, which features a teen athlete who seeks help for her drinking. Students said they partnered with Morgan’s Message, an organization that works to strengthen student-athlete mental health.

Juniors Emily, Lily and Kyli shared their video with peers as part of the school announcements and on the Cape High HOSA Instagram page.

At the state event, students attended workshops and volunteered to assist at events featuring physical therapy, sports medicine and job-seeking skills.

Students next head to the HOSA International Conference in Dallas June 21-24, where they will compete in events, attend seminars and workshops on current health issues, network with students from across the world, and serve as voting delegates for student officer elections.

Emily, Lily and Kyli already have their eyes set on health-related careers. Emily plans to become a forensic psychologist, Lily wants to become a surgical nurse, and Kyli plans to work as a travel nurse before obtaining her nurse practitioner license.

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