More than 750 secondary and post-secondary students from all over the state participated in this year’s Colorado Health Occupations Students of America State Leadership Conference in Denver. These future health professionals attended general sessions, educational symposiums and competed in more than 50 different competitive events.
Seventy students from the Littleton Health Sciences Program competed at the conference. Of the 70, 54 placed in the top 10 in the state in their events and 27 were national qualifiers, placing in the top three. Additionally, LPS’s Pamela Thompson was named HOSA State Advisor of the Year.
Students from all three of the district’s high schools attended the 2017 DECA State Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs.
• Arapahoe High School had 43 students compete. Twenty-one made it to the final round and 12 students in either individual or team events qualified for the national conference. Of the 12, there were three 1st place medals, one 2nd place, one 3rd place, one 4th place, three 5th place and one 6th place.
• Heritage High School had seven students compete. Of the seven, two placed in the top 10 in the state with one student qualifying for the national conference in California.
• Littleton High School had 41 students compete. Thirteen students made it to the final round. Of these, four qualified for the national competition, with a team of students that placed 2nd overall and two students who placed 5th in their individual events.
Students from Arapahoe, Heritage, Littleton, Euclid, Goddard and Powell represented LPS at the 2017 Technology Student Association State Conference in Denver.
• Arapahoe High School had 18 students compete. Two qualified for nationals, with one 1st place medal for Debating Technology Issues and a 2nd place in Extemporaneous Speech. Arapahoe also won Chapter of the Year for the size of their chapter.
• Heritage High School had 36 students compete at the conference. Individuals and teams participated in a variety of events and brought home three 2nd place finishes and two 3rd place finishes, qualifying them for the national conference.
• Littleton High School had 41 students compete. Individuals and teams participated, achieving 1st place in six events, 2nd place in two events and 3rd place in five events, as well as national qualifications.
• Euclid Middle School had 60 students compete and won 2nd place overall as the Chapter of the Year for Middle Schools for the size of their chapter. In individual and team events, Euclid placed 1st in seven events, 2nd in 10 events and 3rd in seven events, all qualifying for nationals.
• Goddard Middle School had 49 students from compete. In individual and team events, Goddard placed 1st in four events, 2nd in four events and 3rd in six events, all qualifying for nationals.
• Powell Middle School had 15 students compete. In individual and team events, Powell placed 2nd in one event and 3rd in two events. Powell also came in 3rd for Chapter of the Year for their chapter size.
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