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Future health professionals bring home awards from national conference


More than 100 middle and high school students and advisors from across Delaware represented the First State as part of HOSA-Future Health Professionals recently at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando. Students competed in health science events, health professions events, emergency preparedness events, as well as healthcare-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:

Congratulations to the following Delaware HOSA members placing in the Top 10 of their competitive event at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando:


Prepared Speaking                            Caroline Kelly                                     Newark Charter School                 Gold Medalist

Biomedical Laboratory Science        Joanne Lord                                       St. Georges

Job Seeking Skills                            Jonathan Lee                                     Sussex Tech

Medical Law and Ethics                  Brianna Martinez                             St. Georges

Physical Therapy                            Tia Persolio                                         Sussex Tech


Congratulation to the following Delaware HOSA members recognized for community service:

MRC Volunteer Recognition                  Spitelle, Talia                                               Conrad Schools of Science

Barbara James Services Award              Shahid, Gershom                            Silver                     Sussex Tech

                                                                Carter, Lauren                                 Bronze                  Sussex Tech

                                                                 McMahon, Riley                           Bronze                 Sussex Tech

                                                                Trimble, Claire                                 Bronze                  Sussex Tech

                                                                Arpie, Rebecca                                 Bronze                  Sussex Tech

                                                                Mauricette, Jessica                           Bronze                 Sussex Tech

                                                                Walter, Gavin                                   Bronze                  Sussex Tech

                                                                 Desire, Jonte'                                   Bronze                  Sussex Tech

                                                                 Mood, Kristine                                 Bronze                 Sussex Tech

                                                                 Hastings, Gabrielle                            Bronze                 Sussex Tech

                                                                  Torres-Vanegas, Daysi                     Bronze                  Sussex Tech

                                                                    Mitchell, Karrsin                           Bronze                 Sussex Tech

                                                                    Handy, Collin                               Bronze                  Sussex Tech

                                                                     Carter, Devin                               Bronze                  Sussex Tech

                                                                    Venables, Hannah                          Bronze                  Sussex Tech

Alison May
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