Za'Riah Hill HOSA International First Place Winner!


HOSA-Future Health Professionals celebrated the 2022-2023 membership year by having over 12,000 members, advisors, judges, and guests attending HOSA's 46th Annual International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, June 21-24, 2023. HOSA was represented by 55 chartered associations, including American Samoa, Canada, China, Korea, and Puerto Rico!


Congratulations to Za'Riah Hill (Medical Lab Assisting/Huber Heights) Life Support Skills Contest International First Place Winner! 2022-2023 was an outstanding year, and together, all HOSA members went Beyond All Limits!


  • MVCTC HOSA students that qualified for the International Conference include Anais Acevedo-Feliciano (Medical Lab Assisting/Northmont), Kaylee Bays (Pre-Nursing/Vandalia-Butler), Sara Carr (Biotechnology/Brookville), Gabriella Elizondo (Pre-Nursing/Mississinawa Valley), Sydney Finley (Medical Lab Assisting/Vandalia-Butler), RJ Grill (Pre-Nursing/New Lebanon), Courtney Holbrook (Medical Lab Assisting/Eaton), Lehua Hoops (Biotechnology/Brookville), Arianna Kamealoha (Pre-Nursing/Northmont), Paige Kearns (Pre-Nursing/Bethel), Zoe Kellems (Biotechnology/Franklin-Monroe), Raymond Lipps (Pre-Nursing/National Trail), Annabel Lozan (Dental Assisting/Vandalia-Butler), Jair Zacarias Medina (Pre-Nursing/Jefferson), Morgan Miller (Medical Lab Assisting/Milton-Union), Malea Padgitt (Medical Lab Assisting/Miami East), Rebekah Seim (Pre-Nursing/New Lebanon), Charles Voge (Pre-Nursing/Twin Valley South).


ILC Highlights

The week was filled with excitement and opportunities for members to come to compete, learn, and share their HOSA experiences. Conference highlights included:

  • 88 health-related competitive events represented by 10,875 competitors
  • 138 educational workshops plus 2 specialty focus groups, and a 1-on-1 advising session
  • 142 exhibitors including interactive tournaments with finalists recognized at HOSA's Recognition Session
  • Be The Match, Donor Match Ceremony
  • Admiral Brett Giroir, ADM Giroir is a four-star Admiral in the United States Public Health Service and current CEO of Altesa BioSciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative therapies for respiratory viruses and global viral threats.
  • Link to Parts of Admiral Giroir's Presentation
  • VIP Admiral Giroir's Photos
  • America's Blood Center blood drive with HOSA-Future Health Professionals at the ILC was a huge success with Carter Blood receiving 191 units of bloodequivalent to saving 573 lives.


About HOSA

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 healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare 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 healthcare 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.