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Hamilton HOSA students qualify for international

Hamilton High School HOSA chapter experienced success at the Wisconsin State Leadership Conference qualifying 19 students for international competition and five additional students as alternates. HOSA is a statewide organization of future health professionals.

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Two students were elected to the Wisconsin HOSA 2021-22 Executive Council at the conference. Kate Powell will serve as vice president and Kevin Phalphouvong as vice president of membership development. This is the first time Hamilton students were elected state officers.

The following students qualified for virtual international competition to be held in June:

Gold medal and first place in their event:

  • Riya Matthews – behavioral science and health science test;
  • Lauren Baker – human growth and development health science test; and
  • Delaney Klawitter – medical law and ethics health science test.

Silver medal and second place:

  • Dylan Knuf – sports medicine;
  • Lauren Tennyson – prepared speaking; and
  • Lauren Ambrookian, Haley Dwyer, Anna LaFore and Annika Syslack – HOSA Bowl team.

Bronze medal and third place:

  • Alysia Holmes – dental terminology;
  • Selin Kurucay – medical law and ethics;
  • Sriya Gannapureddy – pharmacology;
  • Mya Suneja – prepared speaking;
  • Madison Barnes – researched persuasive writing and speaking;
  • Sara Harder – researched poster; and
  • Allison Massek, Alysah Schulz and Madison Stromberg – creative problem solving.

Kevin Phalphouvong and Lauren Tennyson qualified for the recognition event health care issues exam.

Students who qualified as alternates in their event:

  • Katelyn Brewer – fourth place for dental terminology;
  • Nicholas Strauss – fifth place for medical spelling;
  • Emma Amstadt – fourth place for pharmacy science;
  • Aashi Iyengar – fifth place for prepared speaking; and
  • Kevin Phalphouvong – fourth place for researched persuasive writing and speaking.