UCS students earn top state honors in medical careers competition
UCS students earn top state honors in medical careers competition
Posted on 01/15/2021
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Utica Community Schools medical health students continued their long tradition of success in the HOSA competition.

The yearly competition allows students to compete in medical skills, present projects and network with other medical science students. 

More than 3000 students gathered virtually to compete in this year’s HOSA Regional Event.

More than 170 UCS students earned top honors at the competition, earning the right to compete in the Michigan HOSA State Leadership Conference in April.

Students earning the top awards were:


Stevenson High School

·       CPR/ First Aid: Kailyn Stoyanov/Amani Chowdhury – 1st  Amantia Mema/Ella Regan - 2nd

·       Clinical Nursing:  Daria Podgorski 1st, Emily Breton 3rd, Alyssa Way - 7th

·       Community Emergency Response Team:   Olivia Beckman/Elena Serra – 1st

·       Creative Problem Solving: Megan Alindogan, Omar Chaudry, Velan Mannivannan and                       Christo Varughese - 2nd

·       Cultural Diversity and Disparities in Healthcare: Robynne Bellamy-Jones- 6th, Kaela Esquivel - 8th

·       Dental Terminology: Maria Bitar - 4th

·       Epidemiology: Amele Alhamdani – 8th

·       Forensic Medicine: Kennedi Dubey/Delaney Richards – 7th

·       Health Career Display: Clara Barsoum/Maria Xhoga -3rd, Dalia Khoshe/Olivia Sitto - 5th, Denisa Ilesia/Chloe Stepnitz -7th and Savri Bhatt/Jasleen Singh - 8th

·       Home Health Aide: Angelina Toma 1st

·       Human Growth and Development Test: Bianca Esho - 6th

·       Medical Law and Ethics: Olivia Sloan – 3rd, Rudy Patel - 7th

·       Medical Math: Savaya Dawood -7th

·       Medical Terminology: Samantha Araj – 10th

·       Nursing Assistant: Jamil Burson-Bental – 1st, Arianna Crawley – 3rd

·       Nutrition Knowledge Test: Saleem Yasir – 5th

·       Pathophysiology Knowledge Test: Akshaya Ragunath - 4th

·       Personal Care: Victoria Kiriakoza - 2nd

·       Physical Therapy: Madi Chase - 1st

·       Public Health: Rohan Desai, Sid Jalagam, Miranda Loussia, Khushi Prajapati - 1st and Alyssa Fischer, Emily Gurney, Lauren Nemens, Jessica Suchta, Ella Rusher – 5th

·       Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking: Anthony Tenn - 5th

·       Sports Medicine: Nick Riera – 4th



Utica High School

·       Anna Maria Kitsios - 1st Place Sports Medicine

·       Alexis McConnell - 1st Place Job Seeking Skills

·       Aaron Engelhardt - 1st Place Pharmacology

·       Sarah Mittag - 1st Place Prepared Speaking

·       Shelby Heman - 1st Place Research Poster

·       Jenna Gargis - 1st Place Home Health Aide

·       Kristina Buck - 1st Place Healthy Lifestyle

·       Alec Demas & Thomas Sleiman - 1st Place CPR & First Aid

·       Ana Cvetkovski, Mya Shaba, Dylan Junkin & Alison Wegner - 1st Place Public Service Announcement

·       Abai Daniel, Haval Matti & Anand Seetharaman - 2nd Place Biomedical Debate

·       Sarah Lorenzo - 2nd Place Medical Spelling

·       Juliano Doda - 2nd Place Job Seeking Skills

·       Alivia Gonzalez - 2nd Place Life Support Skills

·       Gabby Langelier-Reeves - 2nd Place Human Growth & Development

·       Chloe Zeolla - 2nd Place Health Career Photography

·       Danish Ghias - 2nd Place Epidemiology

·       Caitlyn Wagner - Researched Persuasive Writing & Speaking

·       Jenna Clark - 2nd Place Sports Medicine

·       Jessica Hipkins & Lizmari Dedi - 2nd Place CPR & First Aid

·       Turner Tomatti - 3rd Place Sports Medicine

·       Kinsey Heersma - 3rd Place Prepared Speaking

·       Allison Zakens - 3rd Place Healthy Lifestyle

·       Sophia Wenzel - 3rd Place Researched Persuasive Writing & Speaking

·       Brenda Watha - 3rd Place Cultural Diversities & Disparities

·       Leah Tomei - 3rd Place Home Health Aid

·       Anna Potter - 3rd Place Dental Terminology

·       Nour Ahmad & Sandra Yaldo - 3rd Place Career Health Display

·       Akash Daniel & Sachit Soni - 3rd Place Forensic Science

·       Paolo Manzella - 4th Place Epidemiology

·       Emma Lelito - 4th Place Prepared Speaking

·       Om Bidja - 4th Place Medical Math

·       Alexandra Massey - 4th Place Researched Persuasive Writing & Speaking

·       Lilly Ziad - 4th Place Physical Therapy

·       Zayna Agha & Shana Alsafar - 5th Place Career Health Display

·       Heba Askoul - 5th Place Human Growth & Development

·       Mihir Patel - 5th Place Sports Medicine

·       Megan Kaszubski - 5th Place Physical Therapy

·       Olivia Thompson - 5th Place Epidemiology 

·       Oliver Gamez & Brooke Budd - 6th Place Forensic Science

·       Rea Gollopeni - 6th Place Medical Terminology

·       Riley Sokolowski - Medical Terminology

·       Karson Hanson & Jenna Hanson - Forensic Science

·       Guenevere Griffith & Robina Dawood - Career Health Display



Utica Academy for International Studies



·       Behavioral Health - 2 – Sandra Attisha; 8 – Abigail Stochmal and 10 – Merina Diaz

·       Human Growth & Development - 3 – Andy Kusta; 4 – Sean Santos

·       Medical Law & Ethics - 2 – Isabella Streiber and 7 – Cam Ly

·       Medical Math - 8 – Alex Buzdugan

·       Medical Spelling - 3 – Brendan Pawlicki

·       Pathophysiology - 1 – Madison Shippy

·       Pharmacology - 7 – Jadelena Truong

·       Veterinary Science - 6 – Sophia Dobbie

·       Public Health - 1 – Rehma Saeed, Christeen Mangalathet, Priya Chahil, Sonali Pawa, Ravleen Gill

·       Extemporaneous Writing - 2 – Olivia Belau and 6 – Caroline Abell

·       Prepared Speaking - 2 – Patrick Tohme and 5 – Hana Arnautovic

·       Biomedical Debate - 1 – Ryleigh Smythe, Lauren Patrick, Kendall Malburg; 4 – Haley Puri, Tejaswi Krishnan, Jacob Jobraeel, Destiny Karcho and 5 – Jules Shaman, Isaiah Thomas, Skyler Shaman, Mariano Mansoor

·       Forensic Science - 2 – Gabriella Qafko, Margret Khoushi; 5 – Carter Kemmerling, Adam Khanfar

·       Health Education - 1 – Precious Amuwha, Saamia Hasan

·       Parliamentary Procedure - 1 – Nessma Hassan, Helena Haddad, Natalie Safo, Jennifer Hasaj, Fiona Xhuti, Noelia Dulo, Ananya Rao

·       Public Service Announcement - 2 – Julia Peret, Andrew Gontaruk, Madison Michonski, Joseph Bullock

Eisenhower High School

•    Region 15 Winners:
•    Joseph Michonski- 1st  Place Medical Law & Ethics
•    Janelle Bobchick- 1st Place Veterinary Science
•    State Qualifiers:
•    Dalton Crum – 4th Place Dental Terminology
•    Pietro Terzini- 5th Place Dental Terminology
•    Stephanie Ward- 9th Place Medical Math
•    Emiliana Celaj- 5th Place Biomedical Laboratory Science
•    Marissa Bogden- 4th Place Physical Therapy
•    Alessandra Gigliotti- 2nd Place Sportsmedicine
•    Marissa Mangiapane- 3rd Place Creative Problem Solving
•    Allison Klimek- 3rd Place Creative Problem Solving
•    Alainna Mancani- 3rd Place Creative Problem Solving
•    Kaitlyn Fraser- 3rd Place Health Career Display
•    Cassidy Lease- 3rd Place Health Career Display
•    Stephanie Bumbaru- 10th Place Health Career Display
•    Saanch Sharma- 10th Place  Health Career Display
•    Brendan Burnside- 4th Place  Public Service Announcement
•    Brooke Mastronardi- 4th Place  Public Service Announcement
•    Grace Lange- 4th Place  Public Service Announcement