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11 West High Students Qualify for Nationals at HOSA Competition

Eleven Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students from West Aurora High School recently qualified for nationals at the state leadership conference. The competition was the largest to date with 1,345 students attending.

In all, eleven West Aurora students were national qualifiers, ten were state finalists, and five were elected to state offices.

HOSA chapters are dedicated to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for students whose career interest is health science technology.

The national qualifiers are:

Audrey Krantz - 2nd Dental Terminology

JeMya McClendon - 1st  Sports Medicine

Amelia Krantz - 3rd Sports Medicine

Maurice Brown - 3rd Prepared Speaking

Dzhamilya Khurshudova - 2nd Parliamentary Procedure

Gulnara Khurshidova - 2nd Parliamentary Procedure

Kate Martinez - 2nd Parliamentary Procedure

JeMya McClendon - 2nd Parliamentary Procedure

Isaac Jacquez - 2nd Parliamentary Procedure

Diana Padilla - 2nd Parliamentary Procedure

Emily Catania - 2nd Parliamentary Procedure

The state finalists are:

Jasmine Leon - 8th Dental Terminology

Amy Deen - 8th Medical Law & Ethics

JeMya McClendon - 9th Medical Law & Ethics

Audrey Krantz - 4th Clinical Specialty

Jocelyn Flores - 9th Sports Medicine

Adrian Lopez - 10th Sports Medicine

Karalin Shumway - 9th Veterinary Science

Annabelle Centeno - 7th Extemporaneous Health Poster

Karalin Shumway - 8th Health Education

Alexis Hodges - 8th Health Education

The HOSA state officers from West Aurora are:

Audrey Krantz - Treasurer

Dzhamilya Khurshudova - Reporter

Esme Lopez - Historian

Leslie Zafra - Parliamentarian

Diana Padilla - Northern Area VP

About HOSA

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.