Madisonville Community College Students Among Top Finishers in National Competition

Aug 19, 2014

Two students from Madisonville Community College have finished among the top competitors in a national healthcare competition.

The 37th annual HOSA National Conference, held in Orlando earlier this summer, aims to develop members’ healthcare knowledge and skills.

Cashea Rigney placed 7th in the extemporaneous writing category, while Tiffany Mitchell earned the 4th place spot for job seeking skills.

MCC HOSA Advisor Tonia Gibson says her team saw plenty of competition.

“Overall, there were 5,000 competitors there [across all events],” Gibson said.

281 delegates from state high schools and universities participated in the annual conference, which includes symposiums, exhibits and competitions.

At the state-level event last spring, both Rigney and Mitchell finished first in their respective categories.

Gibson says while her HOSA chapter will continue to participate in conferences, Rigney and Mitchell both graduated in May.