Congratulations to Cuyahoga Heights High School graduating senior Alexis (Lexi) Baciak who finished among the top ten in the nation in the Dental Terminology competition held at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) International Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN June 22-25.
Baciak recently completed the Dental Assisting Program at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC). She earned the opportunity to compete in Nashville by becoming a finalist in regional and state-level competitions. She finished in first place in Dental Terminology at a regional contest held in February. Then in March, she took second place in the State of Ohio’s HOSA State Leadership Conference. HOSA’s competitive events focused on leadership and professional/technical skills.
This year, Baciak was named CVCC’s Outstanding Student for Dental Assisting. She is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society. Baciak, who graduated from CHHS on May 29, will attend Kent State University in the fall. She is the daughter of Kari and Jeffrey Baciak of Brooklyn Heights.
HOSA is a global organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to promote career opportunities in the health industry and to empower future health professionals to become leaders in the delivery of quality healthcare to everyone. Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching over 260,000 members through 54 chartered HOSA Associations, American Samoa, Canada, China, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.