Twelve LHWHS students participated in the annual Missouri HOSA – Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference from March 22 to 26.
The virtual conference featured 59 competitive events in areas of health science and professions, emergency preparedness, leadership, and teamwork.
Competitive events are comprised of written tests, submitted writing, and prepared speeches.
Of the twelve LHWHS participants, the following eight placed among the top in the state in their respective events:
- Arya Bhushan (11) – First place, Laboratory Science
- Aditya Kondepudi (11) – First place, Pathophysiology
- Shriya Koneru (12) – Fourth place, Pathophysiology
- Sarah Ning (11) – Second place, Nutrition
- Annie Pan (11) – Third place, Extemporaneous Writing
- Oviya Srihari (11) – Third place, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking
- Cindy Yan (9) – Fourth place, Epidemiology
- Justin Zhang (11) – First place, Nutrition
Those ranked third or better will move on to compete at the virtual International Leadership Conference in June.
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a mission of promoting career opportunities in the health care industry and enhancing the delivery of quality health care to all people.
Missouri HOSA currently has 2,573 student and professional members, along with 82 active HOSA chapters across the state.