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Delaware HOSA students place at national conference

HOSA students


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - More than 100 students and advisers from across the State of Delaware joined nearly 10,000 other members the 41st annual HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. Delaware students represented the First State in competitive events, including: medical math, epidemiology, physical therapy, forensic medicine, dental science, medical assisting, biomedical laboratory science, and more.

Delaware HOSA is a career and technical student organization dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing their future in a career in healthcare. Through HOSA-Future Health Professionals, members have the opportunity to participate in career-focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state, and at the international level.  HOSA-Future Health Professionals incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork.

The following students were recognized in the Top 10 in their competitive event:

Competitive Event




Biomedical Laboratory Science

Newark Charter School

Olivia Duke


Community Awareness

Appoquinimink High School

Steckline and Higgins


Dental Science

POLYTECH High School

Yasmine Awayes


Forensic Medicine

Newark Charter School

Ghosh and Duca


Physical Therapy

Sussex Technical High School

Tia Persolio


Prepared Speaking

Sussex Central

Hannah Marlea Pistoia


Public Service Announcement

Conrad Schools of Science

Friedland, Paproth, Zwack, Hockenbrock, and Edleson


MRC Volunteer Recognition

Conrad Schools of Science

Halter, Perugini, Spitelle, Gleason, Efe


National Service Project-NAMI

Conrad Schools of Science

Ashlee Maney



To learn more about Delaware HOSA, please contact Peg Enslen by phone at: (302) 857-3339 or by email at A list of all national finalists can be found online at: