HOSA Students Compete at State Conference

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  • Published April 3, 2024

    HOSA students around the county tested their skills and knowledge at the Tennessee State Leadership Conference March 25-27.

    Students competed in competitive leadership, teamwork, emergency preparedness and health sciences events. Students who placed high enough in their categories are eligible to compete at the International Leadership Conference this summer.

    Independence High's Alyssa Watkins placed first in the Human Growth and Development category.

    "Alyssa used the information learned in the classroom and on her own to place first," said IHS HOSA adviser Brandi Mangrum. "HOSA helps students prepare for a career in the medical field by giving them opportunities through community service, competitions and teamwork to learn and grow their passion for helping others."

    HOSA is an organization that aims to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and be a program of leadership development, motivation and recognition for secondary, post-secondary, adult and collegiate students.

    Congratulations to the students who placed in their categories.

  • Human Growth and Development

    • First: Alyssa Watkins, Independence High

    Medical Reading

    • Fourth: Ella Wilson, Summit High


    • Fourth: Deepak Balamurugan, Nolensville High

    Home Health Aide

    • Fourth: Amira Hurst, Nolensville High

    Physical Therapy

    • Fourth: Tessa Leavy, Independence High

    Veterinary Science

    • Fourth: Courtney Williams, Nolensville High

    MRC Partnership

    • Second: Independence High

    Extemporaneous Writing - Health Policy

    • Third: Shruthika Kakumani, Page High

    Research Poster

    • Third: Malachi Ruiz, Independence High

    Biomedical Debate

    • Fourth: Nolensville High

    Forensic Science 

    • Fourth: Fairview High

    Health Career Display

    • Second: Ravenwood High

    Health Education

    • Third: Page High

    Public Service Announcement

    • Third: Ravenwood High
  • Academic Testing Centers (ATC)

    Anatomy and Physiology

    • Shawn Kumar, Ravenwood High
    • Manahil Seddiqee, Nolensville High


    • Dharani Bangaru, Nolensville High

    Career Development

    • Angelina Gergies, Ravenwood High


    • Angelina Gergies, Ravenwood High

    Math for Health Professionals

    • Marley Schuster, Nolensville High
    • Zion Jonathan, Independence High

    Occupational Health and Safety

    • Madeline Clevidence, Independence High
    • Ana Salinas-Ruelas, Nolensville High