WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Mt. SAC Students Amass 16 Medals at HOSA State Competition

WALNUT, Calif.––– Mt. San Antonio College health career students won eight gold medals and eight silver medals at the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) state leadership conference held Mar. 20-24 in Sacramento. More than 2,200 students competed at the state competition.

Michelle Alejandrez (Pomona), Darlene Cabrera (Rowland Heights), Deborah Delgado (Upland), and Bryan Everage (Pomona) won gold medals in the creative problem solving competition. Arnold Brown (Ontario), Gabriela Franco (Hesperia), Cecily French (Pomona), and Irma Macias (Azusa) won gold medals in the biomedical debate competition.

Perla Borrayo (Ontario), Jeremy Kurkowski (Chino Hills), Blanca Tovar-Garcia (Pomona), and Laura Wroth (Chino) took silver medals in creative problem solving. Han Duong (West Covina), Stephanie Gonzalez (La Puente), Amanda Repato (Corona), and Tenique Silcott (Fontana) won silver medals in biomedical debate.

All 16 Mt. SAC students will advance to the national HOSA competition to be held June 26-29 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

HOSA, established in 1976 by the U.S. Department of Education, is the national organization for secondary and post-secondary health career students. The organization provides students in 40 states with skills, leadership development, and career development.

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