BOUNTIFUL - Taking on subjects from medical ethics to forensic medicine, Davis County students took top spots in the Utah State Competition of HOSA - Future Health Professionals (formerly Health Occupations Students of America).
Students from Viewmont and Northridge high schools placed in a variety of categories at the state competition. A number will now qualify to compete in the national HOSA conference in Orlando in June.
Viewmont students earned first-place finishes in four categories, second place in three and third place in two. Those finishing first include Deidra Thomas, Brayden Obrien, Brittany Nelson, Lindsey Duncan and Max Brcko.
Brcko created a review system for medical terminology called 'Brainscape' that helped his fellow students prepare for the test.
Sean Giovannoni, Brayden Obrien and Christian Flynn of Viewmont had second-place finishes, and Tyler Atkinson, McKaylee Brooks and Brittany Nelson finished third in other categories.
Emily Doud and Alexis Larsen of Northridge placed second in the CERT category.
In addition, Christina Wallace of Northridge and Amberlee Palmer of Clearfield were honored for outstanding HOSA chapters.