Upper School Students Excel at HOSA Competition

Upper School students participated in the annual HOSA competition to compete in biomedical and health competitions.

Upper School students participated in the annual Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition on January 25, going on to accept numerous awards at a ceremony held on February 4. 

Members of Gulliver’s HEAL Club competed in biomedical and health competitions such as debate, forensic science, and medical terminology. Students took home four first-place medals, a pair of second-place honors, and one fourth-place medal. 

Six teams of students have advanced to the State HOSA Competition in April, where they will have a chance to qualify for June’s national competition.

Individual Competition Winners
1st Place, Medical Terminology: Evelyn Patterson ’21
4th Place, Human Growth and Development: Awaal Kay-Ramos ’21
2nd Place, Nutrition: Elizabeth Rivabem ’22

Team Competition Winners
1st Place, Biomedical Debate: Maha Adnan ’21, Maya Gowda ’23, Sabrina Sharma ’21, Jacob Stein ’21
2nd Place, Biomedical Debate: Nalani Brown ’22, Carmen Hall ’22, Andrea Perez-Retes ’22
1st Place, Creative Problem Solving: Andrea Buitrago ’22, Sam Cano ’22, Yvette Chamoun ’22, Katia Gelbstein ’21
1st Place, Forensic Science: Brigitte Isom ’20, Alexandra Ramirez ’21

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.