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43 Hamilton HOSA students qualify for state

With the most students who qualified for state competition in Wisconsin, 43 members of Hamilton High School’s HOSA chapter moved on to the next level of healthcare-related competition. HOSA is a statewide organization of future health professionals, and 53 Hamilton members competed Jan. 11-29 in the virtual Regional Leadership Conference. Family and consumer education teacher Colleen LaBlanc is the Hamilton HOSA advisor.

Logo of Wisconsin future health professionals

The following qualified for virtual state competition slated for March 16-30:

Health science tests

  • Riya Mathews – behavioral health;
  • Amanda Seidl – cultural diversities and disparities;
  • Katelyn Brewer, Madelyne Carlson and Alysia Holmes – dental terminology;
  • Lauren Baker, Theresa Kissack and Kayla Krueger – human growth and development;
  • Selin Kurucay, Delaney Klawitter and Trisha Shankar – medical law and ethics;
  • Nicholas Strauss – medical spelling;
  • Lillian Kurhajec – nutrition;
  • Sriya Gannapureddy – pharmacology;

Health professions events

  • Kaitlyn Slaats – nurse assisting;
  • Emma Amstadt – pharmacy science;
  • Dylan Knuf – sports medicine;

Leadership events

  • Samantha Fuhr – job-seeking skills;
  • Aashi Iyengar, Kate Powell, Brooke Stanley, Mya Suneja and Lauren Tennyson – prepared speaking;
  • Sara Harder – researched poster;
  • Delphine Ackaouy, Madison Barnes, Rishi Kothinti, Manya Mehra, Abigail Miller, Aniha Nagammanavar, Kevin Phalphouvong and Ashley Velasquez – researched persuasive speaking and writing;

Teamwork events

  • Allison Massek, Alysah Schulz and Madison Stromberg – creative problem-solving team;
  • Audrey McCrimmon and Isabelle Nagai – forensic science team;
  • Kailyn Benoit and Leah Ezrow – health career display team; and
  • Lauren Ambrookian, Haley Dwyer, Anna LaFore and Annika Syslack – HOSA Bowl team.