MVCTC Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Qualify for National Contests


Columbus, OH – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) students competed and placed in the State Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Contest March 16 and 17, 2023.

The following students qualified to for the National HOSA Competition in Dallas, TX this June.

1st Place Winners in the State of Ohio:

  • Malea Padgitt (Medical Lab Assisting/Miami East) Clinical Lab Science Contest 
  • Kaylee Bays (Pre-Nursing/Vandalia-Butler), Arianna Kamealoha (Pre-Nursing/Northmont), Paige Kearns (Pre-Nursing/Bethel), Charles Voge (Pre-Nursing/Twin Valley South) HOSA Bowl Team Contest
  • Za'Riah Hill (Medical Lab Assisting/Huber Heights) Life Support Skills Contest
  • Gabriella Elizondo (Pre-Nursing/Mississinawa Valley), RJ Grill (Pre-Nursing/New Lebanon), Lehua Hoops (Biotechnology/Brookville), Zoe Kellems (Biotechnology/Franklin-Monroe), Rebekah Seim (Pre-Nursing/New Lebanon), Jair Zacarias Medina (Pre-Nursing/Jefferson) - Parli Pro Team Contest

2nd Place Winners:

  • Anais Acevedo-Feliciano (Medical Lab Assisting/Northmont), Sara Carr (Biotechnology/Brookville), Sydney Finley (Medical Lab Assisting/Vandalia-Butler), Courtney Holbrook (Medical Lab Assisting/Eaton), Raymond Lipps (Pre-Nursing/National Trail), Morgan Miller (Medical Lab Assisting/Milton-Union) - Parli Pro Team Contest

Top Ten in State Contest

  • Annabel Lozan (Dental Assisting/Vandalia-Butler) - Dental Science Contest 

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

HOSA's mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. It is essential that the HSE-HOSA Partnership maintain its momentum and encourage all HSE instructors to integrate HOSA into their curriculum and classrooms.

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