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ATEC students attend health occupations conference
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ATEC 11th-grader Chelsea McDonald and 12th-grader Amber Farmer are competing in the Health Occupations Students of America State Leadership Conference this week in Charleston. This is the 35th annual conference that allows students to compete and participate in educational symposiums. - photo by Miciah Bennett
What better way to show employers you’re serious about your future career than winning a first-place prize in a state competition? Seventeen students from Kershaw County School District’s Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) are competing at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference this week in Charleston. Health Science teacher Kathy Vidal said 500 people attended her first HOSA conference; this year there will be more than 1,150 registered participants, not including judges, volunteers, and advisors.

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