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
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.