HOSA Students Place At Area Spring Leadership Conference


Shreya Selvaraju

Students who advanced to the State Leadership Conference will compete from April 19 to 22 in Galveston.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) members competed at the Area 1 Spring Leadership Conference (SLC) at James Madison High School in San Antonio. The competition took place from Friday, Feb. 11th to Saturday, Feb. 12th. The top five competitors in each category placed, while the top three advanced to state. Competitions occurred in a variety of categories, including leadership, teamwork, and emergency preparedness. 

Below is a list of students who placed in the top five places, and a list of those who advanced to state: 


Biomedical Laboratory Science: Vinay Pillai ‘23 (4th Place)

Clinical Specialty: Sraavya Danala ‘22 (5th Place)

Sports Medicine: Alan Jaf ‘23 (5th Place)

Health Career Photography: Aaliyah Khan ‘23 (5th Place)

Healthy Lifestyle: Katryna Yuan ‘23 (4th Place)

Community Awareness: Phylicia Ren ‘25, Chloe Oakley ‘25, Ashna Karthik ‘25 (5th Place)

Creative Problem Solving: Arjun Bhardwaj ‘25, Remy Simpson ‘25, Zachary Stenglein ‘25 (5th Place)

Medical Innovation: Grace Wang ‘24, Benjamin Yu ‘24 (5th Place)

State Qualifying:

Biomedical Debate: Rithik Polavaram ‘24, Brian Zhang ‘24, Blake Zhang ‘24, Kirti Ragavan ‘24 (2nd Place)

Community Awareness: Varshini Thiyagarajan ‘22, Linsy Josita Stephen ‘22 (1st Place)

Community Awareness: Ishanvi Mishra ‘23, Shreya Dawady ‘23, Srihasa Penchikala ‘23, Sritha Yalamanchili ‘23 (2nd Place)

Health Career Display: Joyce Shen ‘23, Grace Zhu ‘23, Ashley Bui ‘24, Tulsi Joglekar ‘24 (2nd Place)

Health Education: Sanjay Amirthraj ‘23, Benjamin He ‘23 (1st Place)

HOSA Bowl: Abhay Yakkanti ‘22, Trent Nause ‘22, Eric Gu ‘22, Rahul Muthuswamy ‘22 (3rd Place)

Medical Innovation: Andrew Seo ‘23, Prithiv Premkumar ‘23, Seokhyun Kim ‘23, Wesley Yeung ‘23 (1st Place)

Medical Innovation: Harry Liu ‘25, Steven Ma ‘25, Minsung Kim ‘25 (3rd Place)