UH Hilo HOSA students achieve top honors at international leadership conference

Date: Monday, July 1, 2019
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Two students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo achieved successful performances at the 42nd Annual HOSA - Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference held in Orlando, FL June 16 – 23, 2019. Over 11,500 delegates attended the conference, including HOSA’s international chapters from American Samoa, Canada, China, and Puerto Rico.

Sophomores Daniel Kimura received Top 10 honors in Medical Terminology and Travis Taylor was one of the first finalists who received Top 20 honors in the National Geographic Learning Academic Testing event of Human Heredity.

The UH Hilo HOSA Chapter was also recognized for its 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, which will be celebrating its fifth-year anniversary.

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.

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