More than 20 students from Eureka, Lafayette and Marquette high schools attended the HOSA-Future Health Professionals’ 40th Annual International Leadership Conference in Orlando this summer.
HOSA [formerly Health Occupations Students of America] is a state and international organization for students interested in, and preparing for, a health career. To qualify for the international conference, students had to compete and place in the top three of participants at the Missouri State Leadership Conference in March.
Participants took part in multiple events and, out of the more than 20 Rockwood students, three placed in the top 10 internationally.
The following Rockwood students, listed with their events and awards, joined more than 7,500 HOSA competitors: [from Eureka High] Ashwin Garlapaty, Theodore Fujimoto, Zack Pardue and Justin Collins, biomedical innovations; Braden Leuthauser and Ashwin Garlapaty, winners of the Barbara James Service Award [Silver]; [from Lafayette High] Anna Tarpey, veterinary science [second place]; Lina Qi, transcultural healthcare, eighth place; Nick Colvin, dental science; Nina Ruan, epidemiology; Elizabeth Burton and Tanvi Kadiyala, forensic medicine; Justin Park, Kevin Qi, Atul Srinivasan and Sanath Srinivasan, HOSA Bowl; Shruthi Sangameswaran and Clara Tarpey, public health; and Madison Filley, veterinary science; and [from Marquette High:] Siddharth Balaji, medical spelling [eighth place]; Neelansh Bute, nutrition; and Neha Bollam, Kelley Sinning and Tiffany Yoon, medical innovation – advancement.