HOSA Members win Top Honors at the 40th Annual State Leadership Conference

On March 8-10, 22 students and 3 advisors attended the 40th Annual SC State Leadership in Charleston SC. The conference was attended by almost 1500 students from across the state. It began and ended with vocal performances by SV students Shakthika Saravanan and Sarayu Parise.  The conference included a large competitive event component that boasts strong competition and 44 different events. 11 of our students placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their event and are now eligible to compete at the International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Orlando, Florida (June 20-25). Two additional students placed in the top 5 in their event. In addition, students were honored for their academic accomplishments and community service. Mrs. Lorie McDuffie (advisor) was recognized for her service to local, state and national HOSA by being named the SC HOSA Advisor of the year. The results are as follows:

First Place
Sarayu Parise                 Home Health Aid
Sreeja Varanasi              Biomedical Lab Science

Second Place
Maya Ingram                   Medical Assisting
Deiveek Kerai                  Sports Medicine
Nerielle Legaspi               Clinical Specialty
Shubhanjali  Minhas         Medical Law and Ethics
Pallavi Rao                      Physical Therapy

Third Place
Tanvi Mehta                     Biomedical Debate
Aman Pitalia                    Biomedical Debate
Priyanka Rao                   Biomedical Debate
Vijay Tripahti                    Biomedical Debate

Top 5 Finish
Abhijith Nair                      Medical Terminology
Sreya Varanasi                  Behavioral Health

Tanvi Mehta                       $1,000.00
Priyanka Rao                     $1,000.00
Nerielle Legaspi                  $1,000.00
Maya Ingram                      $   500.00

Barbara James Service Award
Sreeja Varanasi

Health Care Issues Exam Finalist
Hanamei Shao

HOSA Happenings
Chapter Recognition

Chapter Reflections
Chapter Recognition

Our students worked hard to earn these awards but it would not have been possible without the help of many you! I would like to thank the following individuals for contributing their time and talents to help our students to be successful in their endeavors.:
Layne Bee  (Advisor)
Mary Morgan (Advisor)
Josh Keiper
Joanne Bedlek-Anslow
Robin Meadows
Julie Sandy
Michelle Wyatt
Amy Malcom (RNE)
Mrs. Rao