Students from the California Academy of Mathematics and Science won high honors at two recent competitions.
The CAMS Chapter of Health Occupations Students of America attended the 2012 State Leadership Conference in Anaheim, where more than 2,000 students statewide competed in over 25 events such as persuasive speaking, extemporaneous writing and public service announcements. Twenty-two CAMS students finished in the top 10 of their competitive events. Thirteen students finished in the top three and will represent CAMS at the 2012 National HOSA Conference 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
HOSA is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Association for Career and Technical Education. The group’s mission is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of health science technology students.
CAMS also won first place in the regional 2012 Raytheon Engineering competition, "Discovering Your Hidden Capacity." Three CAMS students worked together to create a code-deciphering device that earned the top prize.
CAMS is a high school run by the Long Beach Unified School District on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills. The school placed 22nd out of 21,000 public high schools nationwide in a U.S. News and World Report ranking of America’s top high schools.
Last year, CAMS accepted its second National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education, and the school has earned numerous other national honors.