About 40 delegates from Maui County attended the 2013 Health Occupations Students of America Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., in June.
The organization and conference aim to develop knowledge and skills in high school and college students who wish to pursue careers in health and medicine.
Students and teacher advisers participate in competitive events, workshops and educational symposiums for the week while networking with peers who share similar aspirations.
Students from each of the Maui County schools represented this year received recognition and/or awards.
Maui High School:
Kristen Kagoshima and Dayna Yoshimura - third place medal, forensic science
Krystal Bonilla - seventh place, researched persuasive speaking
Jonathan Garcia - seventh place, medical terminology
Krystal Bonilla - Barbara James Service Award (recognition for community service)
Erica Wells - National Recognition Portfolio (recognition award)
Kamehameha Schools Maui:
Sai Furukawa - Kaiser Permanente HOSA $1,000 scholarship
Kaylee Correa - first place medal, healthy lifestyle
Ryan Foree - first place medal, dental terminology
Lahainaluna High School:
Ho'olaiikeao Cabanilla - fifth place, extemporaneous speaking
Vincent Sarian - eighth place, medical assisting
King Kekaulike High School:
Seeta Krumpe and Mikaela Thompson - seventh place, forensic science
Molokai High School:
Paul Parker and Luke Kikukawa - first place, HOSA video award