Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Students in the Academy for Health Care Sciences at the Morris County School of Technology in Denville won 23 medals at the recent Northern Regional Health Occupations Students of America Conference.

The students are members of Health Occupations Students of America, which promotes the education and training of young people who plan to become health care professionals.

The members of the Morris County School of Technology chapter competed in 13 events at the regional conference. Competitions were held in areas pertaining to studies that prepare students for health careers, such as dental terminology, medical spelling, medical terminology, nutrition and prepared speaking. Students who placed in the top five have qualified to move on to the state level.

First place medals were awarded to students Jason Carvalho and Samip Thakore, with second place going to Devon Donovan and Nancy Ibrahim.

A third place winner was Rianna Modi, and fourth place medals went to Soleil Avena, Dana Logue, Divya Makkapati, Shivam Parekh, Harsh Patel, Nikita Shah and Shreya Vodapalli. Students Nisha Godbole, Melissa Landy, Sagar Parekh and Danielle Victoriano were awarded fifth place medals.

The objective of the Academy for Health Care Sciences at the Morris County School of Technology is to provide varied experiences for high school students interested in a career within the health care industry.

The Morris County Vocational School District offers programs for Morris County high school students, including career academies, Share Time Programs, Share Time Programs for Special Needs students and Adult Education programs.

For additional information, call the Morris County School of Technology at (973) 627-4600 ext.277.