Roane County High School senior Cynthia Cole, 19, will compete in the National Health Occupational Students of America competition in Anaheim, Calif., in June.
Cole placed third in the First Responders Rescue Breathing course at the state competition in Nashville Feb. 28-March 2.
She is the only student from Roane County competing at the national level.
“It’s a surprise,” Cole said. “I never really thought I would do something like this, but I am, so it’s very exciting.”