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Fairfax County Public Schools Host Inaugural HOSA District Event
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From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Seventy-one Health and Medical Sciences students represented Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) at the inaugural HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) District competition held at Chantilly Academy on February 1, and earned a total of 27 awards.

Students enrolled in Health and Medical Sciences courses at Chantilly Academy, Falls Church Academy, and West Potomac Academy participated in competitive events and leadership activities during the event. The courses represented include Dental Careers, Exploring Health Sciences-Exploring the Language of Medicine, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy-Occupational Therapy and Practical Nursing. HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education that provides leadership development opportunities and recognition to Health and Medical Sciences students.

The following students won awards at the district competition:

  • Maurico Carrasco Rios of Marshall High School and Falls Church Academy, first place in Career Health Display.
  • Prayank Shrestha of Marshall High School and Falls Church Academy, first place in Career Health Display.
  • Tiffany Mitchell of Chantilly High School and Chantilly Academy, first place in Clinical Specialty.
  • Pauline Laquindanum of Lee High School and Falls Church Academy, first place in Extemporaneous Health Poster.
  • Yesenia Fuentes of Centreville High School and Chantilly Academy, first place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Krishanan Perumbala of Chantilly High School and Chantilly Academy, first place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Neelum Wahidi of Westfield High School and Chantilly Academy, first place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Hannah Winfrey of Westfield High School and Chantilly Academy, first place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Ngozi Urama of Hayfield Secondary School and West Potomac Academy, first place in Job Seeking Skills.
  • Rebecca Suubi of Falls Church High School and Falls Church Academy, first place in Pharmacology Spelling.
  • Hannah Gardner of Madison High School and Falls Church Academy, second place in Career Health Display.
  • Natalie Gerdovich of Madison High School and Falls Church Academy, second place in Career Health Display.
  • Prekchhya Khadka of Chantilly High School and Chantilly Academy, second place in Clinical Specialty.
  • Ngozi Urama of Hayfield Secondary School and West Potomac Academy, second place in Extemporaneous Health Poster.
  • Frances Farrell of Madison High School and Falls Church Academy, second place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Heather Flint of Robinson Secondary School and Falls Church Academy, second place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Nicholette Paculan of Lee High School and Falls Church Academy, second place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Remaz Abdelgader of West Potomac High School and West Potomac Academy, second place in Job Seeking Skills.
  • Prayank Shrestha of Marshall High School and Falls Church Academy, second place in Pharmacology Spelling.
  • Phuong Huynh of Chantilly High School and Chantilly Academy, third place in Career Health Display.
  • Laura Saavedra of Chantilly High School and Chantilly Academy, third place in Career Health Display.
  • Thuy Pham of Falls Church High School and Falls Church Academy,  third place in Extemporaneous Health Poster.
  • Ryan Crane of Centreville High School and Chantilly Academy, third place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Melissa Forbach of Chantilly High School and Chantilly Academy, third place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Deep Gandhi of Centreville High School and Chantilly Academy, third place in HOSA Bowl.
  • Jasjeet Saini of Lake Braddock Secondary School and West Potomac Academy, third place in Job Seeking Skills.
  • Nhung Tran of Annandale High School and Falls Church Academy, third place in Pharmacology Spelling.

Students may elect to attend additional HOSA events which will be held at the state level in Williamsburg March 11-13, and at the national level in Anaheim, Calif., June 22-25.

Student participation in HOSA is especially critical at this time to meet healthcare industry shortages with qualified health care workers.

Students interested in health careers are encouraged to contact their school counselors or Anne-Marie Glynn 571-423-4555 for more information.

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