2016 Healthcare Video Contest Winners

Winner of the 2016 Healthcare Video Contest from Harrisburg High School

Student producers around the state creatively brought South Dakota’s demand for healthcare workers into focus during the 2016 Healthcare Video Contest. Three cash prizes went to students and their schools in Harrisburg, Wolsey-Wessington and Langford Area.

Save A Life won the top prize of $1,000. Harrisburg High School student Baylor DeVries put together the video featuring EMT skills. DeVries composed the video as part of an EMT course and worked with her HOSA advisor Angela Wachal. Both the Harrisburg High School and DeVries took home a $500 prize for a total $1,000 package. HOSA – Future Health Professionals is a student organization with chapters nationwide providing educational activities encompassing health care careers and topics.

Two entries took runner-up prizes of $500 each to be split with their schools. Shelby Price, a senior at Langford Area High School, took runner-up with her video: “Make a Difference.” Project instructor was Harlan Heitz, anatomy instructor and guidance counselor. Also taking runner-up honors were: senior, Jesse Mikrut; sophomore, Matthew Larsen and sophomore, James Cutshaw – students at Wolsey-Wessington High School. Their video “Fill the Need – Be an EMT” was a project of Multi-Media Design class instructed by Caroline McGillvrey.

South Dakota’s healthcare industry is projected to be among the largest growth industries through 2022. The industry is projected to add 7,305 workers to South Dakota’s economy, which represents growth of 13.8%. The rate of growth within the healthcare industry in South Dakota is expected to be almost double the 7% projected for all industries. Some of the healthcare occupations projected to have higher than average demand for workers in South Dakota are: registered nurses, nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, medical records – health information technicians, medical assistants, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians/paramedics, and others. Learn more at healthcareers.sd.gov.

Here are the Runners Up. Congratulations to everyone and a special thank you to everyone who entered the contest.

2016 Runner Up from Wolsey-Wessington High School:

2016 Runner Up from Langford Area High School: