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National Leadership Conference
Nashville, TN
June 24-27, 2009

2009 Daily Updates

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Early morning in Nashville was abuzz with lots of activity.  Competitors and judges were up early to begin a second full day of competitions.  HOSA exhibitors were busy preparing for a day full of visits from conference delegates.  And HOSA and Competitive Events staffs were ready for day three of the HOSA NLC. 

New advisors participated in morning and afternoon Leadership Academy sessions led by Linda Stanhope.  New Advisors were also invited to a third Newcomers Coffee Talk to discuss further questions about the organization. 

Twenty additional Education Symposiums were offered on Friday including topics such as Orthoptics—Setting the World Straight, Careers in Advanced Practice Nursing, Ethics in a Changing World, and Pharmacy 101. Educational Symposiums at this year’s NLC were outstanding and gave HOSA members an opportunity to learn about many different aspects of healthcare.

The HOSA Showcase allows all conference participants to view the final products of the following HOSA competitions:  Medical Photography, Community Awareness, Health Education, Chapter Newsletter, Clinical Specialty, Extemporaneous Health Poster, Public Service Announcement, and Career Health Display. 

Several events took place off-site today at Remington College and Belmont University.  HOSA is grateful for the services these two sites have provided for HOSA competitions.  The following events took place off-site:  Dental Assisting, Administrative Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting Clinical, Medical Laboratory Assisting, Clinical Nursing, Nursing Assisting, Personal Care, and Physical Therapy.

National Recognition Session Highlights
The National Recognition Session celebrated this year’s achievements by recognizing outstanding members, chapters, and states for their continued support of HOSA. 

The session began by recognizing the most important key to HOSA’s success our Outstanding HOSA Advisors.  HOSA paid tribute to all advisors during the Advisor Tribute Slideshow.  The following advisors were nominated by their state associations for the Outstanding HOSA Advisor Award:

AL Staci Gardner Gadsden City High School Secondary
AR Angela Scott Gravette High School Secondary
AZ Rhonda Sykes Thunderbird High School Secondary
AZ Dr. Jose Nanez Arizona State University Postsecondary/Collegiate
CA Kip Glazer Arvin High School Secondary
CA Billie Jo Espitia Southeast ROP Postsecondary/Collegiate
FL Christine Manrique West Florida High School Secondary
GA Curlena Pippins Dekalb HS of Technology North Secondary
HI Jean Matsuda Waipahu High School Secondary
HI Mae Dorado Kapiolani Community College Postsecondary/Collegiate
ID Michelle Graves Mountain View HS Secondary
IN Celeste Burns Anthis Career Center Secondary
IL April Sonnefeldt West Aurora High School Secondary
IL Stephanie Bonvallet Elgin Community College Postsecondary/Collegiate
IA Dawn Fichter Missouri Valley Comm. College Secondary
MD Bonnie Williams Edmondson Westside HS Secondary
MI Marti Van-Iwanicki Fraser High School Secondary
MN Kim Olson Duluth Secondary Tech Ctr. Secondary
MS Kim Blossman Poplarville Career Develop. Ctr. Secondary
MS Leslie Harrington MS Gulf Coast/Jeff Davis Camp. Postsecondary/Collegiate
MO Charlotte Tyree Four Rivers Career Center Secondary
NE Kathy Gifford Kearney High Secondary
NV Margo Bender AACT Secondary
NH Jane Colivito Alvirne High School Secondary
NY Leanne Saxby St. Lawrence Lewis BOCES Secondary
NY Donna Bellemare Questar III BOCES Postsecondary/Collegiate
NC Linda West Plymouth High School Secondary
OH Karen Ziemke R.G. Drage 69008 Secondary
OK Cindy Rose Wes Watkins Technology Center Secondary
OR Pat Kelsay Willamette High School Secondary
PA Debra Kirchhof-Glazier Juniata College Postsecondary/Collegiate
SC Tracy Harris Golden Strip Career Center Secondary
TN Ginger Regen Dickson County HS Secondary
TN Jennifer Braswell Middle Tennessee State Univ. Postsecondary/Collegiate
TX Kathy Bowers Atascocita High School Secondary
UT Stephanie Bayles Delta Tech Center Secondary
UT Amber Epling Snow College PostSecondary/Collegiate
VA Hope Harlow Green County Technical Edu Secondary
VA Lena Whisenhunt Wise County Technical Ctr. Postsecondary/Collegiate
WV Debra Catron Mingo Career and Tech Center Secondary
WV Carrie Ross Academy of Careers and Tech Postsecondary/Collegiate
WI Daniel Harris Monona Grove Secondary

This year marks the third year for HOSA’s partnership with Autism Speaks as its national service project.  Tonight HOSA welcomed Kathy Streng, Autism Speaks Community Development, Family and Youth Manager, to recognize those chapters who had contributed funds to Autism Speaks.  This year HOSA members across the nation raised a total of $105,490.24 for Autism Speaks!

The top state financial contributor, raising $9,586.32 was North Carolina HOSA

The largest single chapter contribution to Autism Speaks with $3,817 was David W. Butler High School in North Carolina.

The following chapters received Certificates of Recognition for their contributions to the National Service Project:

Paradise Valley 39085

Jonesboro Area Technical Center

Clearlake High School
Dozier-Libbey Medical High School

Waipahu High School
Mililani High School

Illinois HOSA

Hoosier Hills Career Center
J. Everett Light Career Center

Central Campus

Breckinridge County
Butler County ATC
Harrodsburg ATC
Lake Cumberland - Russell County ATC
Lincoln Co. ATC
Marion County ATC
Russellville ATC
Webster County ATC

Secondary Technical Center

New York 
New York HOSA
Genesee Valley

North Carolina
Berry Academy of Technology HOSA
Ayden Grifton High School

Francis Tuttle
Indian Capital Technology Center

South Carolina 
Applied Technology Education Campus
Gilbert High School
Hanna Westside Extension Campus
Spring Valley High School
Wando High School

Benton County Career and Technology Center
Bradley Central High School
Cannon County High School
Daniel Boone High School
Dresden High School
Jefferson County High School
Riverside High School
Union County High School
Westview High School


Tomball High School 6420

Cyprus High School

Brooke Point High School
EC Glass High School
Franklin County High School
Greene County Technical Education Center
Martinsville High School
Smyth Career and Technology Center

West Virginia
Clay County High School
Boone Career and Technical Center
Fayette Institute of Technology
Fayette Institute of Technology
Fayette Institute of Technology
Wayne High School

The following chapters received Certificates of Merit for their contributions to the National Service Project:

Estrella Foothills High School
Page High School
Sunnyside High School

Quitman High School

John Muir Health
Palmdale High School

Harris County High School

Bartlett High School

Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Mo. Valley High School
Tucker Career and College Center

Kentucky HOSA

New Jersey
Madhu Parmar7

Rancho High School Medical Magnet

North Carolina
Southern Alamance High School
Highland School of Technology
David W. Butler High School
South Central High School
Plymouth High School
Topsail High HOSA

High Plains Technology Center
Northwest Technology Center

Roseburg High School

South Carolina 
Lexington Technology Center
Ridge View High School
White Knoll High School

Dickson County High School
East High School
North Knox Tech Center
Siegel High School

Burnet High School 1390
Duncanville High School 3084
Friendswood High School 2035

West Virginia
Clay County High School

The Barbara James Service Award is presented each year to members for their outstanding service to their local communities. In addition, HOSA members with extensive community service hours received both the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Barbara James Service Award. The following individuals were recognized tonight:

* 100-174 Hours Bronze Level
** 175-249 Hours Silver Level
***  250 or more Hours Gold Level 

Reginald Allen*
Rosalind Boonarkat*
Chrissy Morris*
Rebecca Kennerly***

Brittany Ebbing
Ashley Sanchez
Sarahi Lauterio*
Stephanie Loza*
Madicella Anaya**
Lauren McCloskey**
Maria Elizabeth Milina*** 

Rhiannon Burnham
Adriana Hosp*

Johane Vilsaint 
Courtney Alexandrino*
Cindy Vargas**
Dorraine Ramsay***
Rose-Shania Joseph ***

Chemyeeka Tumblin
Kaitlin Wilkinson 
Christian Wilkinson

Allyson Fukuyama*
Liliuokalani Hiraide*
Shaynna Palasigue*
Donna Poscablo*
Ruby Yang*
Jade Simpliciano**

Melissa Trejo 
Jessica Colombini*
Emily Kimberling*
Kim Morris*

Gemini Bhimani
Rita Chokshi
Erin Doherty
Daniel Haufe
Trupti Patel
Lisa Rizzo
Daniela Rodriguez
Stephanie Swiatlo
Tyler Tittle
Roshni Delwadia* 
Andrea Kobylinski*
Jaclyn Mandoske*
Chintan Patel*
Nidia Soto*
Rahseed Ansari**
Rajan Chopra**
Breanna Jurs**

Taylor Huisman
Katie Grennfield*
Kayla Owens*
Geri Sterbenz*
Anne Crowley**
Eva Ortiz***

Lyssa DiGiovanni
Brian Durr
Amanda Goodlett
Ada Knox
Chelsie Linzy
Caitlyn Kerr
Abrianna Bowen 

Amber Craven 
Lori Foxworth
Ashley Hudnall 
Gabrielle Kelly 
Katie Rhaly
Linda Glardon*
Courtney Mackey*
Kayla Walters*
Taylor Rounsaville**
Shenice Davis***
Sydney Lester***

Laurie Christopher 
Brittni Dahmm
Nicole Molly
Amber Snyderman***

Mia De Leon*
Taffany Hedges**
Mariano Mukoma***

New Hampshire
Holly Irvin*

New Jersey
Amanda Ann Klesny**
Nicole Bea***
Courtney Dorrell***

New York 
Tammy Sherman***

North Carolina
Taylor Burris
Eloi Galvan 
Amber Sapp
Ruby Dotson*
Kaitlyn Eldridge*
Dasha Lewis*
Alanna Propst*
Jennifer Zhu*
Will Mooney**
Daniel Carreno***
Katie Cook***
Sam Davis***
Cody Dunlap***
Shayna Mooney***

Mary Johnson*

Anantnoor Brar
Shawn Chan 
Jane Chen
Larry Chiem 
Tanira  Jelley
Sherry Liao
Julie Phan 
Tracy Trieu
Erica Wu
John Yu 
Ling Zhan 
Pialoing Zhen
Dinna Chourarath*
Matthew Lei*
Rose Nguyen*
Luna Tesforgiorghis*
Phi Tran*
Christina Truong*
My Van Duong*
Chu Wu*
Sara Yon*
Linh Duong**
Charlie Ta**
Phuong Pham***
Maikhanh Tran***

WonJun Choi*

South Carolina
Priscilla Abraham*
Farrah Bui*
Sarah Derrick*
Cortrie Jones*
Erin Kemp*
Cynthia Kibler*
William Wilson**
Joyasha Hicklin***
Valley Haner

Emily Kinzer 
Maggie Boroughs*
Grant Brasher*
Shelby Miller*
Jay Pope*
Destiney Robbins***

Deena Kapadia
Trisha Rancour
Aboki Ahmed*
Emily Benton*
Keila Cantu*
Amna Khatoon*
Maria Navarro*
Kevin Shah*
Akhil Sood*
Aimee Zhou*
Sheereen Ibtesam**
Dishajoyti Nath** 
Melissa Thomas**
Varun Potluri**
Nilam Nizaral Momin***
Caleb Smart***

Samantha Jones*

LaNita Carter 
Skyler Hinton
Emily Vann
Maddie Young
Brittany Davis *
Ashraf Elmelik*
Gerleetta Hicks*
Alexis Morris*
Chalise Allen - **
Robert Cordell- **
Amber Patterson-**
Rebekah Skowronski**
Holly Kien***
Jennifer Lee***
Patricia Morris - ***

Washington, DC 
Lakia Meriwether*
Chaniqua Minor*
Patrice Reynolds*
Tashira Watson*
Sierra Boney**
Stacey Douglas***

West Virginia 
Dale Holstein
Heather Sheppard 
Amy Briers*
Joseph Jarvis*
Christina Yates**
Rachel Conley***
Nora Milam***
Steven O'Dell***
Deborah Wills***

Nzuekoh Nchinda 
Allen Young*

HOSA is very grateful for the dedicated service of our local, state, and regional student leaders.  Each year HOSA recognizes those leaders who have stepped up to lead HOSA into the future.  These Outstanding HOSA State Leaders are:

Abbott, Danny Mountain View High School (UT) Secondary
Berdos, Frank University of Florida (FL) Postsecondary
Burry, Chad Palmdale High School (CA) Secondary
Carey, Matthew West Aurora High School (IL) Secondary
Crowley, Anne Maquoketa High School (IA) Secondary
Donelson III, Linwood Salem County Vo Tech (NJ) Secondary
Douglas, Stacey Washington D.C. HOSA (DC) Secondary
Foster, Carissa Indian Capital Vo-Tech (OK) Secondary
Futrell, Amber Crockett County High School (TN) Secondary
King, Adam A.C. Reynolds High School (NC) Secondary
Krysiak, Victoria Harford Tech High School (MD) Secondary
Lajti, Allison Clay High School (OH) Secondary
Leonelli, Brittany Golden Strip Career Center (SC) Secondary
Linn, Jon Hancock County HOSA (KY) Secondary
Maligro, Jenna Mililani High School (HI) Secondary
Mathews, Jordan Wood County Technical Center (WV) Secondary
McPherson, Kizmik Lithia Springs High School (GA) Secondary
Nchinda, Nzuekoh Oak Creek H.S. (WI) Secondary
Parker, Hannah Southern Indiana Career (IN) Secondary
Parrish, Hailey A. P. Fatherree Vo-Tech (MS) Secondary
Philip, Stephanie Hightower High School 2817 (TX) Secondary
Reynierse, Jamie DCTS-Folcroft (PA) Secondary
Sanders, Zachary Arizona HOSA (AZ) Secondary

Each year Kaiser Permanente sponsors our Health Care Issues Exam and awards the first place secondary and postsecondary winners with a $1,000 cash scholarship.  The first place secondary winner was Wenhao Shi, (AZ) and the first place postsecondary winner was William-Bernard Reid-Varley (MA).

The following HOSA members are recognized for scoring in the top 10% of the Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Issues Exam:

Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Issues Exam Top 10% - Post Secondary

William-Bernard Reid-Varley, MA
Leigh Ramsey, OK
Tedra Cox, OK
Amanda Bradley, WV
Cara Ellis, WV
Kayla Andrews, OK
Bobbi Cannon, OK

Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Issues Exam Top 10% - Secondary

Shayak Sengupta, TX
Domenic Merendino, NJ
Wenhao Shi, AZ
Seth Thompson, TX
Tyler Tatsch, TX
Grant McKinney, AL
Kendra Naranjo, TX
Ellen Town, ID
Paloma Weiner, NC
Scott George, FL
Anudeep Dasaraju, TX
Christopher Bailey, TX
Sara Lee, TX
Jesse Hurtado, CA
Ana Brar, OR
Mary-Claire Kanyha, TX
Nyima Sabally, NC
Elisa Prebble, WI
Aden Ramirez, AZ
Tanaira Jelley, OR
Eric Leland, TX
Christopher Nguyen, TX
Justin Sweatman, TN
TaCriasha Willoughby, NC
Gualberto Muñoz, SC
Daniel Villalobos, SC
Hilary Andrews, TN
Jill Strating, TN
Isaac Cisneros, AZ
Kirk Meyers, TX
Ebele Obi-Okaye, TN
Rahul Kamath, TX
Christopher Morrell, UT
Avery Hubbard, IN
Grace Iparraguirre, NJ
Madison Edgar, TX
Brennan Alford, TX

Newsletters are also a great way to promote and recognize HOSA members for their achievements and successes. Tonight HOSA recognized our top newsletters from across the nation:

Elmore County
Franklin County Career and Technical
Shelby Co. School of Tech.

Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology

Morgan Community College

A. Philip Randolph
Bell High School
Ft. Pierce Central High School
Jupiter High School
Land O' Lakes High School
Miami Central High School
Miami Palmetto Sr. High School
Middleburg High School
Orange Park High School
Pensacola Catholic High School
Pensacola Jr. College
Plantation High School
Robert Morgan Education Center
Robert Morgan Educational Center
West Florida High School

Colquitt High School
Harris County High School
McEachern High School
Riverdale High School
Social Circle High School

Riverbend Academy

Grundy Area Voc. Center

New Castle Area Career Programs

Breckinridge County ATC
Franklin Simpson HOSA
Harrison County ATC
Martin County ATC

Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center
Fraser High School

Jackson County Tech Center
North Forrest High School

New Jersey
Passaic County tech

North Carolina 
Career Center WSFC Schools
Forbush High School
Highland School of Technology
Smithfield-Selma High School
Topsail High School

Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Indian Capital Technology Center
Indian Capital Technology Center
KTC Stigler Campus

Reading-Muhlenberg CTC

South Carolina 
Aiken County Career and Technology Center
Aiken County Career and Technology Center
Applied Technology Education Campus

Hamilton High School
Loudon High
North Knox Tech Center

Arlington High School 5991
Clear Springs High School 6009
Friendswood Hgh School-2035
Friendswood High School-2002
La Joya Senior High School 7214
Los Fresnos High School-7106
Los Fresnos High School-7944
Lyndon B. Johnson High School 7013
Lyndon B. Johnson High School 7065
Mission High School 7242
Palmview High School 7994
Plano Senior High School 5993
Richardson High School 3847
United South High School 7358

Cyprus High School
Mountain View High School

Franklin City High School
Greensville Co. High School
Martinsville High School

Appleton North HOSA
Central Cities Health Institute

HOSA also recognized those chapters who go above and beyond HOSA’s goals, objectives, and programs.  This year’s recipients are:

Postsecondary Outstanding HOSA Chapters
Caddo Kiowa VTC, OK
KTC Stigler Campus, OK

Secondary Outstanding HOSA Chapters
A.P. Fatherree Vo-Tech, MS
Academy for Technology and Academics, SC
Arlington High, TX
Berks CTC West-Sunrise, PA
Bradley Central High, TN
Brooke Point High, VA
Central Arizona Valley, AZ
Conway Career Center, AR
David W. Butler High, NC
Daniel Boone High, TN
Duncanville High, TX
Earnest Pruett Ctr of Tech, AL
Fannin High, GA
Forbush High School, NC
Forest-Scott County Career, MS
Franklin County Career/Technical, AL
Fraser High, MI
Fred Eberle Technical Center, WV
Fremont High, UT
Frenship High, TX
Green County Technology Center, OK
Greene County Tech Center, VA
Gulfport High Technology Center, MS
Harris County High, GA
Harrison County ATC, KY
Hoosier Hills Career Center, IN
Indian Capital Technology Center, OK
J.B. Alexander Magnet, TX
J.F. Webb High, NC
John Muir Health, CA
Judson Senior High, TX
KTC Stigler Campus, OK
La Joya High, TX
Ledford High, NC
Maquoketa High, IA
Meigs County High, TN
Mission High, TX
Myers Park High, NC
New Castle Area Career Programs, IN
New Smyrna Beach High School, FL
Nikki Rowe High, TX
North Garland High, TX
Palmdale High, CA
Palmview High, TX
Passaic County Tech, NJ
Plymouth High, NC
Pontotoc Ridge Career, MS
Quitman High, AR
Red River Tech Center, OK
Richardson High, TX
Smithfield-Selma High, NC
Sunnyside High, AZ
The Academy of Irving, TX
Thunderbird High, AZ
Tucker Career and College Center, IA
Washington Park High, Workforce Initiative
West Potomac Academy/PT, VA

West Virginia HOSA was recognized for showing the most enthusiasm at this year’s NLC. Congratulations!

Nevada was recognized as the Most Professional State at this year’s NLC. Congratulations!

Each year, the Voting Delegates select the theme for the next year.  The 2009-2010 theme is “From Simple Scrapes to Failing Hearts, HOSA’s Where the Healing Starts!” submitted by South Carolina HOSA.

For the past year eight extraordinary young men have led HOSA on the National Executive Council.  These officers have pioneered HOSA into a new realm, succeeding membership goals, advocating in Washington, and leading HOSA into the next generation of healthcare.  National HOSA thanked Jan Rodriguez, Miguel Doroteo, Seiichi Villalona, Jon Campbell, Anthony Barnett, Andrew McLaurin, Michael Brode, and Luis Baez for all their hard work this year with the officer tribute slideshow. 

Earlier in the day Voting Delegates from each state gathered to select the eight outstanding individuals that will lead National HOSA for the 2009-2010 year.  The newly elected National Executive Officers are:

Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice-President: Frank Berdos (FL)
Region I Vice-President: John Tham (TX)
Region II Vice-President: Travis Carlile (IN)
Region III Vice-President: Adam King (NC)
Postsecondary/Collegiate Board Representative: Alissa Conde (FL)
Secondary Board Representative: Ashley Burger (MI)
President-Elect: Claire Lucas (NC)
President: Michael Brode (SC)

Congratulations to the newly elected 2009-2010 HOSA National Executive Council! They have an exciting year ahead of them and will surely represent HOSA to the best of their ability.

HOSA congratulates all members and advisors recognized at this year’s National Recognition Session.  

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