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Record number of HOSA students qualify for International Conference

Miranda Lopez
HOSA students pose for a photo together at the state competition in Denver

In February, 28 students in the HOSA (Future Medical Professionals) program at Fountain-Fort Carson High School competed at the state leadership conference in Denver. 

A record number of nine students automatically qualified for the International Leadership Conference, which will be held in Dallas, Texas on June 21-24. They will now have an opportunity to compete against other students from all around the world. 

The following students qualified by placing in the top three for their events.

• Rose Cordova / Ashely Fornes – 2nd Place – Mental Health Promotion (Team Event) – focused on burnout and the effects it has

• Hailey Delay / Samantha Stephens – 3rd Place – Mental Health Promotion (Team Event) – focused on burnout and the effects it has

• Kyla Anne Lanuza / Aislynn Smith – 2nd Place – Health Education (Team Event) – focused on the effects of vaping and educating our schools’ population

• Amya Hart / Pyper Harvey / Lizbeth Hinojosa – 3rd Place – Public Service Announcement (Team Event) – focused on talking about mental health

Other students also had success at the conference. The following students placed in the top 10 for their events. Some events had more than 20 groups competing. 

• Rose Cordova – Behavioral Health (Individual Event)

• Emma Kafel – Veterinary Science (Individual Event)

• Tara Marie Punto – Healthy Lifestyle (Individual Event)

• Meghan Bybee –Extemporaneous Writing (Individual Event)

• Adalee Campbell –Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking (Individual Event)