UH Hilo HOSA students have strong performance at Hawaiʻi HOSA State Conference

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Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo claimed top honors in various event categories at the 15th Annual Hawai’i HOSA – Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference held recently on O`ahu.

UH Hilo HOSA’s Public Service Announcement Team, comprised of juniors Travis Taylor and Shayne Cabudol, freshman Kit Neikirk, and senior Jeremy Villanueva, captured 1st Place in Public Service Announcement event with their 30-second PSA on “Stop the Bleed.” To view their PSA, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKB6TcflDzU.

In the individual competition, junior Daniel Kimura received 2nd Place in Medical Terminology and junior Rhodney Hernando advanced as a 2nd Round Finalist in the Physical Therapy event.

Taylor, current UH Hilo chapter president, was elected as the Hawaiʻi HOSA State Postsecondary Vice President.

The UH Hilo HOSA team next participates in the 2020 International Leadership Conference, scheduled for June 24-27, 2020 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

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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