First Place at the HOSA State Conference

Clara Lynch, Staffer

For students looking to go into the medical field, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a great place to prepare and explore learning opportunities. HOSA students had the chance to compete in a wide variety of events at the State Leadership Conference from Feb. 24 to 26.  

Praveena Eswaran, 10, and her team placed first in the public service announcement event. 

There are so many good lessons I learned from competing in the event itself, like how to edit certain things, how to add music [to videos and] how to make a video and film it in a professional manner,” Eswaran said. “And those are things every student needs if they’re going to go to college. I also learned how to be creative enough to have an interesting topic.”

Sahithi Mathukumilli, 10, took the opportunity to participate in two events at State, placing first in Prepared Speaking and top ten in Dental Terminology. 

I hope to get into a healthcare profession in the future,” Mathukumilli said. “I think [HOSA will] just provide a really great foundation for everything to grow off of and give me an opportunity to explore different career paths before really buckling down onto what I want to study and what I want to dedicate my time to in the future.”