Seven Farmington Public Schools students earned medals during the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) National Leadership Conference, held June 21-25 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Twelve students and their teachers were among the more than 9,000 participants; 6,000 students competed in 56 events.
Harrison junior Veena Thamilselvan earned a second place in the Biomedical Laboratory Science event, Harrison junior Yashasvini Nannapuraju earned a sixth place in the Medical Reading event, Farmington senior Navjit Girgla earned a second place in the Medical Math event and Farmington juniors Joree Kidd, Shikha Raman, Anne Mandapathil and Amritha Sivakumaran earned second place in the Health Education team event.
Harrison seniors Riya Shah and Likitha Nimmagadda competed in the Medical Innovation team event, Farmington 2016 graduate Elena Diaz competed in the Healthcare Issues Exam event, Farmington 2016 graduate Hannah Pierce competed in the Medical Assisting event, and North Farmington senior Joseph Greenstein competed in the Researched Persuasive Speaking event.
“Medical Skills” Career and Technical Education (CTE) program instructors Janet Cadeau (Farmington), Amy Donato (North Farmington) and Jennifer Yarger (Harrison) led the teams. To qualify for the trip, students won in regional competition at Farmington High School on December 12, 2015, then moved on to the Michigan State Leadership Conference, held April 14 and 15 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan.
HOSA is an international student organization which promotes career opportunities in the health care industry and enhances the delivery of quality health care to all people.