UH Hilo students receive top honors at international leadership conference
At the 42nd Annual HOSA – Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, Daniel Kimura received Top 10 honors in Medical Terminology. Travis Taylor was one of the first finalists to receive Top 20 honors for his work in Human Heredity.
Two students from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo received top honors for their academic skills at the 42nd Annual HOSA – Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference held in Orlando, FL, June 16–23, 2019. HOSA – Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), is an international national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. Over 11,500 delegates attended the conference, including HOSA’s international chapters from American Samoa, Canada, China, and Puerto Rico.
Sophomore Daniel Kimura received Top 10 honors in Medical Terminology.
Sophomore Travis Taylor was one of the first finalists who received Top 20 honors in the National Geographic Learning Academic Testing Center competition in the Human Heredity category.
Members of the UH Hilo HOSA Chapter were also recognized for their participation in the HOSA Happenings event, where local chapters are required to submit a newsletter showcasing their activities and achievements.
Competition resumes in January 2020 with the Hawaiʻi Island HOSA Regional Conference taking place at UH Hilo.
HOSA-Future Health Professionals is an international organization with more than 245,000 members and 2.5 million alumni. HOSA was established in Hawaiʻi in 2005 and has grown to more than 1,700 members.