HOSA students earn recognition for their focus on the future of health care
HOSA students earn recognition for their focus on the future of health care

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is an international student organization of 120,000 members from 47 states and 6 countries.

HOSA has over 3,200 secondary and post-secondary chapters, 76 of which are in Michigan.

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.

Utica Community Schools had 134 students from the Medical Health Science Careers; Medical Dental Assisting and Nursing Assisting classes and all four high schools attend the State competition in Traverse City this past April.

Below is a list of HOSA students who earned firs second or third place at the State competition. Those who finished in the top three in their event are eligible to compete at the National Competition in Orlando, Florida later this month.

Henry Ford II High School
Advisor Karen Benson
Health Education Presentation – Aimee Nambiathusseril, Carley Kilgore, Merin Babu

Career Health Display – Abi Varghese, LinChen Yu (replacement for Amar Kurjakovic)

Stevenson High School 
Advisors Susan Rawling and Rachel Schornak

Biomedical Laboratory Science – National Qualifier
Dominque Johnson
Dental Terminology Knowledge Test – National Qualifier

Rabeeh Rajab
Nursing Assisting – National Qualifier
Alyssa Baginski
Veterinary Science – 3 time National Qualifier and winner of a 2017 $1,000 HOSA National Scholarship
Alyssa Polizzi

Utica High School – Advisor Jill Bologna
Healthy Lifestyle – National Qualifier
Mariana Merandi
Sports Medicine – National Qualifier
Veronica Poker