Next up: nationals for HOSA

By Elizabeth Wilkes
Editor-in-Chief

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.

“This year, HOSA has definitely seen some growth with the amount of enthusiasm, maturity, and dedication displayed by its members,” said junior and HOSA president Madhu Baskaran.

The winners are as follows:

1ST PLACE

Madhu Baskaran – Medical Assisting

Tahrek Sbaity – Extemporaneous Writing

Trishala Dass – Biotechnology

3RD PLACE

Danielle Lampert – Sports Medicine

4TH PLACE

Travis Jackson and Katherine Turrentine – Health Career Display

5TH PLACE

Avini Sharma – Nutrition

6TH PLACE

Jessica Blakely – Clinical Nursing

Anisha Koshy – Pathophysiology

7TH PLACE

Janae Bryant – Clinical Nursing

10TH PLACE

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.

HOSA at North Springs

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