Health Career Students Win Gold at HOSA State

image of four HOSA students posing with medals
By Mike Taylor

April 24, 2018 - 02:18 PM

Mt. San Antonio College health career students won seven gold medals at the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) state leadership conference held Apr. 4-8 in Anaheim. More than 3,400 students competed at the state competition.

 Derek Hawkins (Pomona), Sho Kitada (Rowland Heights), and Griselda Venezian (Chino Hills) won gold medals in the biomedical debate competition. Hector Alvarado (Montclair), Ezra Dureault (Pomona), Hector Herrera (La Puente), and Robert Solis (City of Industry) all won gold medals in creative problem solving.

 All seven Mt. SAC students will advance to the national HOSA competition to be held June 27–30 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

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.