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Lahainaluna HOSA students advance to state competition

By Staff | Jan 26, 2017

Lahainaluna High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students competed in the 12th annual Maui District Conference at Kamehameha Schools Maui on Jan. 16.

LAHAINA – Lahainaluna High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students excelled at the 12th annual Maui District Conference at Kamehameha Schools Maui on Jan. 16.

Students from Baldwin, Kamehameha Schools Maui, King Kekaulike, Lahainaluna and Maui High School participated in hopes of earning a qualifying score in their respective medical or leadership event.

Qualifiers advance to the State Conference on Feb. 23-24 at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu.

Thirty-seven students earned a qualifying score and have the opportunity to represent Lahainaluna at the State Conference, where competitors will attend for an opportunity to compete internationally this summer in Orlando, Florida at the HOSA International Leadership Conference. They are:

Chase Uyeda and Shana Ratliff, CPR/First Aid Team A, second place;

Anjanette Aveno and Deolian Domawa, Forensic Medicine Team A, third place;

Isabella Omura, first place, and Eva Olson, second place, Healthy Lifestyle;

Francis Bui, Medical Assisting, first place;

Dante Gramuglia, Medical Law and Ethics, third place;

Ava Merill, Medical Math, second place;

Jaela Naha, Medical Reading, second place;

Jarren Rosqueta, second place, David Advincula, fourth place, and Kaito Nishiji, fifth place, Medical Spelling;

Jamille Andres, first place, Christina Tadeo, second place, and Amarissa Perez, sixth place, Nursing Assisting;

Shanel Mangaoang, Nutrition, second place;

Natalie Brown, Pathophysiology, first place;

Nikki Zamani, Physical Therapy, first place;

Kaitlin Hodgins, Sports Medicine, second place;

The teams of Shirlene Companero and Krizhna Bayudan, second place, John Supnet and Rowel Ansagay, third place, and Alexis Matias and Antonio Bak, fourth place, Health Career Display;

Leah Werblun, first place, and Grace Takemoto, second place, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking;

Kristel Yagyagan, Arden Domawa, Dhiane Martinez, Jamie Fujii and Kaela Ramos, Public Service Announcement Team A, first place;

Maybel Galace, first place, and Samantha Calma, second place, Clinical Specialty;

Jean Ganoy, first place, and Divina Corpuz, second place, Extemporaneous Health Poster.

Malia Shimomura, who leads the ?Lahainaluna High School Health Services Pathway, said, “Students that opt to compete in these events make the decision to study and prepare for content or skills that are beyond a high school classroom setting.

“Even for the students who do not qualify, I am always pleased to see their participation, because it gives them the experience of academic competition and conference exposure that will eventually benefit their character, college and career choices.”

HOSA’s mission is “to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.”