By Elizabeth Wilkes
North Springs’ HOSA, sponsored by healthcare science teacher Paulette Diener, championed the State Leadership Competition March 6-8 with a total of 13 national finalists.
The winners are as follows:
Madhu Baskaran – Medical Assisting
Tahrek Sbaity – Extemporaneous Writing
Trishala Dass – Biotechnology
Danielle Lampert – Sports Medicine
Travis Jackson and Katherine Turrentine – Health Career Display
Avini Sharma – Nutrition
Jessica Blakely – Clinical Nursing
Anisha Koshy – Pathophysiology
Janae Bryant – Clinical Nursing
Andrew Kurish and Kostas Saliagas – CERT Skills
Lily Sandler – Researched Persuasive Speaking
All thirteen state finalists are eligible to compete at the 2014 National Leadership Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando Florida, June 25-28.
New and veteran members alike are already excited for the national competition.
“Nationals is a great event because members get to meet with other members around the nation,” said Baskaran. “It no longer becomes a competition and everyone is just part of one family.”
Endorsed by the U.S. DOE and the Health Science Education division of ACTE, HOSA provides opportunities for students in high school and beyond to explore and compete in the field of healthcare science and its career possibilities.