Several First State students finished in the top 10 of events at the 45th annual HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Nashville.
The gathering of 10,500 students and advisors from across the world included more than 150 Delawareans competing in events such as medical reading, epidemiology, sports medicine, community awareness, dental terminology and health education.
15 Delaware students and advisors, were recognized for their top 10 finishes in eight different competitions:
- Gold Medal – Anna Gliwa (Newark Charter), finished first in the Job-Seeking Skills competition.
- Bronze Medal – Laura Houghton (Newark Charter), finished third in the Math for Health Professionals competition.
- Top 10 – Dheeraj Danthuluri (Newark Charter), finished in the top 10 of the Epidemiology competition.
- Top 10 – Elyssa Nabung, Therese Kim and Runyi Liu (Newark Charter), finished in the top 10 in the Public Health competition.
- Top 10 – Arjun Bharath (Middletown High), finished top 10 in the Human Growth and Development competition.
- Top 10 – Alexander Broadhurst, Bode Dial, Cameron Nguyen and Aditha Jonnagadla (Middletown High),finished top 10 in the Health Career Display competition.
- Top 10 – Allison Aquino, Daina Avendano and Allison Kish (Middletown High), finished top 10 in the Community Awareness competition.
- Top 10 – Julia Ivery finished top 10 in the Health Career Photography competition.
The four-day conference, which ended June 25, was hosted by the Health Occupation Students of America, a career and technical student organization dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.
Raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jarek earned a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in political science from Temple University in 2021. After running CNN’s Michael Smerconish’s YouTube channel, Jarek became a reporter for the Bucks County Herald before joining Delaware LIVE News.
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