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Help send LHS students to the National Leadership Conference

By Staff | Mar 6, 2014

Eight Lahainaluna High School students seek the community’s help to travel to Orlando, Florida, on June 22-29 to compete in the National Leadership Conference.

The Health Services Pathway students advanced through a Maui District contest, then a state-level event, to earn entry into the conference and compete against students nationwide.

LHS students Mike Nguyen (Health Career Display Team event), Chantelle Baclay(Human Growth and Development), Nicole Aceret (Healthy Lifestyle), Breea Yamat (Healthy Lifestyle), Kirsten Gilchrist (Extemporaneous Writing), and Kimberlie Nguyen, Lorilei Visitacion and Calen Matsuda (Health Career Display Team) will be among 5,000 students competing in more than 50 medical-related and leadership events.

Following in the footsteps of past Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students at LHS, the students will also attend leadership workshops, listen to keynote speakers and meet students from across our nation.

According to the competitors, “It is a true experience of a lifetime!”

To attend the conference in Florida, the Lahainaluna students are looking to raise $2,000 each.

“We are seeking donations from community members and organizations who understand how important health care is and consider this as an investment, as we are future health care professionals. If you would like to help fund our trip to the national conference – and support the pathway in general – please send your monetary assistance to the Lahainaluna High School HOSA account,” the students wrote.

For more information, contact Health Services Pathway teacher Malia Shimomura at malia_shimomura@notes.k12.hi.us or 662-3979, extension 317. Check out www.hosa.org for more information about HOSA.

These Lahainaluna students have worked hard all year to qualify for the nationals. Help send them to Florida this summer.