Sussex students among Delaware’s place-winners at HOSA national conference

DALLAS, Tex. – Two students from Sussex County students were Delaware’s Top 10 place-winners at the 41st annual HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Dallas.

Sussex Central High School 2018 graduate Hannah Marlea Pistoia was a gold medalist in Prepared Speaking, while Tia Persolio, a member of Sussex Technical High School’s Class of 2018, earned bronze honors in the Physical Therapy competition category.

More than 100 students and advisers from across the state of Delaware joined nearly 10,000 other members in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) national competition, held June 27-30 at the Dallas Omni and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Delaware students represented the First State in competitive events, including: medical math, epidemiology, physical therapy, forensic medicine, prepared speaking, dental science, medical assisting, biomedical laboratory science and more.

Delaware HOSA is a career and technical student organization dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing their future in a career in healthcare. Through HOSA-Future Health Professionals, members have the opportunity to participate in career-focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state, and at the international level.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development and teamwork.

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