- Loudoun County Public Schools
Academies of Loudoun Teams Qualify for International HOSA Competition
Health and medical sciences students from the Academies of Loudoun have qualified to compete at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) International Leadership Conference in Nashville.
Their outstanding performance at the Virginia HOSA Leadership competition in March qualified them to participate in the competition with more than 2,000 students. Thirty-one of the 39 Academies of Loudoun students competing placed first, second or third in state in the following categories: Biomedical Debate, Healthy Lifestyle, Public Health, Prepared Speaking, Community Awareness, Medical Innovation, Health Education, Nutrition, Public Service Announcement, and Creative Problem Solving.
The winning teams and individuals included:
Seven first-place teams and individual award-winners:
Biomedical Debate – Isabella Cofield, Olivia Marshall, Dean Turner, Ammara Wasiuddin
Community Awareness – Nadia Kamal, Ella Drennan, Sri Posani
Healthy Lifestyle – Abbie Nicholson
Public Health – Grayson Carnall, Amish Choudhary, Justin Lee, Saathvik Poluri
Health Education – Samantha (Sami) Caminiti, Beatrice (Bea) Maulfair, Heidi Tanudjaja, and Kaitlin Teale
Creative Problem Solving – Daniela Grados, Krisha Mathur, Sonia Sadani, Lydia Wong
Nutrition – Sofia Alexeenko
Two second-place finishers:
Prepared Speaking – Lucy Nguyen
Medical Innovation – Asil Heggi, Liana Huq
A team that finished in third place:
Public Service Announcement – Aleina Chadha, Payton David, Prakriti Dhungana, Michaela Gruening, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shaver, Daniya Sadiq
HOSA is an organization for students from middle school through college interested in careers in the health and medical field. Students from all over the world will gather in Nashville, from June 22 to 25.
Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching over 260,000 members through 54 chartered HOSA Associations, American Samoa, Canada, China, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Published April 28, 2022