HOSA Students Succeed at State Competition


Shreya Selvaraju

Students who advanced will compete at the International Leadership Conference from Wednesday, June 21 to Friday, June 24 in Dallas.

From Tuesday, March 28 to Thursday, March 30, members of Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) competed at the State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Kalahari. Competitors, who had previously advanced from the district and area level competitions to compete at state, participated in a wide range of events, ranging from testing to presentations. 

“From [being in] HOSA, I learned a lot of new skills and terms that probably will help me in the future,” Leon Chen ‘24 said. 

While the top ten competitors in each event placed, only the top three in each event will advance to the International Leadership Conference (ILC). 


Below is a list of students who placed at SLC:


Behavioral Health: Vibha Velur ‘22 (7th place), Prisha Goyal ‘25 (9th place)

Dental Terminology: Leon Chen ‘24 (10th Place)

Health Informatics: Aakanksha Mahajan ‘22 (1st place), Sanam Talreja ‘24 (4th place)

Medical laws and ethics: Medha Katragadda ‘25 (4th place)

Medical Math: Minseong Jung ‘24 (7th place)

Nutrition: Yujie Zhang ‘25 (2nd place), Riya Patil ‘24 (6th place)

Pharmacology: Daniel Wong ‘25 (8th place)

Epidemiology: Tanvi Reddy ‘25 (8th place)

Organizational Leadership: Varshini Loganathan ‘24, Mehak Mehmi ‘24

Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking: Rutu Ruparel ‘25 (9th place)

Forensic Science: Alexis Hwang ‘26 (5th place,) Ruth Thomas ‘26 (5th place)

Medical Innovation: Maggie Fan ‘23 (4th place), Enxi Zhang ‘23 (4th place)

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