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Pottstown High School students design posters, recognized at Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference for Health Occupation Students of America


By From Pottstown School District

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pottstown High School student Kourage Norris was recently recognized for her first place honors in the Extemporaneous Poster Design Contest at the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference for Health Occupation Students of America. The poster competition challenges students to use their knowledge, imagination, and creativity with limited supplies to design a poster.

This year’s topic was concussions. Students were to design posters displaying information about the prevention of, symptoms of, and care of sports concussions. Kourage’s first place honors qualify her to attend and compete in the National Leadership Conference held in Orlando, Florida. She is no stranger to designing meaningful posters as this is the second year in a row that she has won honors at the State Leadership Conference.

Also attending the conference was Kasia Butts who competed in the Medical Terminology Competition designed to challenge students’ knowledge of career and technical terms. Kenisha Holloway represented the school’s chapter as its voting delegate. Her responsibilities included carrying the chapter flag during the Parade of Chapters. She attended delegation sessions and voted for state officers and approved the official state tee-shirt.

Health Occupations teacher Michaela Johnson said, “I am so proud of our students. They have represented our school in a positive manner displaying their creativity, imagination, leadership abilities, and positive attitude. This event provides our students with the opportunity to gain knowledge about post-secondary schools and academic resources. It is an excellent experience.”