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Bioscience students advance to HOSA National Contest

 

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools students from the Bioscience Technologies Satellite at Clark Hall in Gahanna participated in Ohio’s HOSA Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference recently, where students in school districts from around the state competed in various leadership and skills competitions.


17 students from the Eastland-Fairfield Bioscience Technologies Satellite placed in the top three in their respective competitions, advancing them to the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, in June 2018.


Students advancing to the national competition include:

  • First place in Biomedical Debate Team of Neha Badam, Katie Blowers, Iman Faqih, Sreekar Miriyala of Gahanna Lincoln High School;

  • Third place in Clinical Specialty: Jessie Sharp from Gahanna Lincoln High School;

  • Second place in Creative Problem Solving Team of Makayla Lerner (Bloom-Carroll High School), Ariel Lazo (Reynoldsburg High School) and Jared Uhl (Reynoldsburg High School);

  • First place Public Service Announcement Team of Rachel Becker (Gahanna Lincoln High School), Hila Eitam (Gahanna Lincoln High School) and  Casi Drabick (Reynoldsburg High School);

  • First place Public Health Team of Ian Slaugher (Gahanna Lincoln High School) and Madison Morrison (Gahanna Lincoln High School), Makida Bekele (Whitehall Yearling High School),  Casey McDaniel (Whitehall Yearling High School) and Brittany Isbister (Pickerington North High School);

  • Third place in Prepared Speaking: Virag Patel (Gahanna Lincoln High School).


Students who competed and placed at the state competition include:

  • Top 10 in Biomedical Laboratory Science: Aubrey Wrona (Gahanna Lincoln High School);

  • Top 10 in Biomedical Laboratory Science: Madeline Whistler (Gahanna Lincoln High School);

  • Top 10 in Clinical Specialty: Josh Workman (Gahanna Lincoln High School);

  • Top 10 in Forensic Medicine: Grace Schneller and Raven Glover (Gahanna Lincoln High School);

  • Top 10 Forensic Medicine: Dolores Pacheco and Claire Varney from Gahanna Lincoln High School;

  • Top 10 in Prepared Speaking: Brooke Johnson (Gahanna Lincoln High School);

  • Top 10 in Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking: Ayne Charlton (Gahanna Lincoln High School);

  • Top 15 in Clinical Specialty: Andrew Harris (Gahanna Lincoln High School);

  • Top 15 in Community Awareness Team of Kayla Davis, Elyssa Jones, Grace Kempf, Ariana Redmond of Gahanna Lincoln High School;

  • Top 15 Public Service Announcement Team of Megan Henry, Hanna Ford and Selin Ustel from Gahanna Lincoln High School;

  • Top 25 in Pharmacy Science Pilot: Jennifer Odiri (Gahanna Lincoln High School).


The following students were recognized with the Barbara James Service Award, a national recognition for 100+ volunteer hours. Students honored included Neha Badam (Gahanna Lincoln High School), Kayla Davis (Gahanna Lincoln High School), Hanna Ford (Gahanna Lincoln High School), Haylee Ottman (Groveport Madison High School), and Makida Bekele (Whitehall Yearling High School).


Students also took their Health Care Issues Exam at the state competition. These students included Taylor Annis (Gahanna Lincoln High School), Ebony Boyer (Gahanna Lincoln High School), Ayne Charlton (Gahanna Lincoln High School), Selin Ustel (Gahanna Lincoln High School), Haylee Ottman (Groveport Madison and Breanna Kennedy (Groveport Madison High School).


HOSA is the only national student organization that exclusively serves secondary and postsecondary/collegiate students in pursuit of a career in the health professions. The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.


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