More than 100 middle and high school students and advisers from Delaware represented the state as part of Health Occupations Students of America-Future Health Professionals recently at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Students competed in health science events, health professions events, emergency preparedness events, as well as health care-related leadership and teamwork events.
With more than 10,000 in attendance, students competed in events such as public service announcement, emergency medical services, health career display, prepared speaking, dental science, biomedical laboratory sciences and physical therapy. At the June 24 awards ceremony, Delaware students received international recognition in their respective events.
The following Delaware HOSA members placing in the top 10 of their competitive event at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando:
— Caroline Kelly, Newark Charter School, prepared speaking.
— Joanne Lord, St. George’s Technical High School, biomedical laboratory science.
— Jonathan Lee, Sussex Technical High School, job seeking skills.
— Brianna Martinez, St. George’s Technical High School, medical law and ethics.
— Tia Persolio, Sussex Technical High School, physical therapy.
The following Delaware HOSA members recognized for community service:
— Talia Spitelle, Conrad Schools of Science, MRC volunteer recognition.
— Gershom Shahid, Lauren Carter, Riley McMahon, Claire Trimble, Rebecca Arpie, Jessica Mauricette, Gavin Walter, Jonte’ Desire, Kristine Mood, Gabrielle Hastings, Daysi Torres-Vanegas, Karrsin Mitchell, Collin Handy, Devin Carter and Hannah Venables, Sussex Tech, Barbara James Services Award.