Gainesville Students National Champs in Medical Competition
A group of Gainesville high school students have been certified gold by a national competition.
On Tuesday night, they were recognized by the Alachua County School Board.
Four Gainesville High School students placed in a national health care competition, put on by HOSA, or the Health Organization Students Association; the GHS sophomores passed 11,000 other students competing in regionals, and moved on to the national competition in California this past June.
"I can't stress enough how competitive this is, we're dealing with students in all 50 states, we're dealing with students that are maybe seniors, juniors, even post secondary students," said Janine Plavac, AHP Program Director.
Zachary Smith placed fifth in the nation for biotechnology.
Nick Lutz, Taylor Parker, and Travis Markham, placed first in the nation for medical reading.
This year's regional competition will be held at GHS in January.
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