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Franklin duo lands fourth at international health competition
By: Shelby Tankersley, Hometownlife.com
Congratulations to the Advanced Medicine students who successfully competed in the National HOSA comepetion this summer!
Among the tens of thousands of high school students around the world who participate and compete through Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), two Livonia Franklin High School students emerged as some of the best in the world..
On June 18-23, recent Franklin graduates Chistianna Benson and Katelin Miller traveled to Disney World in Florida to compete in HOSA's international competition. To get there, they grabbed first place at the regional and state competitions.
HOSA students can choose from 60 categories to compete in. Benson and Miller chose to take on the "health education" competition.
The ladies met with Buchanan Elementary principal Jon Wennstrom, who told them he sees young students coming to the cafeteria with less-than-healthy lunches in tow. So, Benson and Miller took that as their project.
"Obesity rates in America are raising super quickly," Benson said. "So we decided that would be a great topic to teach about."
Between October and April, the duo taught at five elementary schools, a middle school, high school, a Girl Scout Troop and the Livonia Civic Center Library. When all was said and done, they had talked to 17 groups and nearly 300 students about what it means to have a balanced diet. To keep the little ones engaged, the ladies used tests, presentations and games.
The community service earned Benson and Miller fourth place at the international competition.
"It was really exciting," Benson said. "We were not expecting to do so well because we knew we had a lot of competition. There are students there from China, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and all 50 states. It was pretty exciting."
Their accomplishment made Franklin proud.
"We have phenomenal teachers, but what it comes down to is the level of commitment that our students have," said Franklin principal Andrew Pesci. "The fact that they could represent Franklin in this capacity and Livonia Public Schools is just a testament to who they are as individuals."
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The mission of the Livonia Career Technical Center is to prepare students for careers in a rapidly changing technological society and to develop a foundation for post-secondary education and life-long learning.
School Improvement Goals
- All students will identify the main idea of a written text.
- All students will achieve completer status at the end of their CTE class.
- All students will demonstrate a program-specific math competency.
Livonia Career/Technical Center is a an accredited school by AdvancedED. Accreditation is a voluntary improvement plan focusing on increasing student performance. We are evaluated by an outside group of professionals to meet quality standards every year.
Points of Pride
The Livonia Career Technical Center (LCTC) has so much to be proud of!! Here are some of the Points of Pride that we would like to share:
- LCTC has provided career technical education for over 40 years to Livonia high school students.
- Students have been awarded State of Michigan honors in career technical student organization competitions.
- State competition winners have moved on to the national level for competition in their subject area.
- Each program has a business advisory that meets with the instructor to discuss curriculum, equipment, career pathways to college, and the job market today.
- Our teachers have worked in the industry they now teach. All of our teachers have industry credentials.
- Programs engage the learner with activities that are "hands on".
- We provide an environment for learning that is positive and business oriented.
- Our class size is 25-30 students