Students from Kapiʻolani Community College, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and UH Mānoa turned in a strong, across-the-board performance at the 13th Annual Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)—Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference held on Oʻahu, with many delegates placing in their respective events.

UH Hilo

U H Hilo students holding H O S A awards
UH Hilo HOSA delegates with state Representative Mark Nakashima. From left, Jeremy Villanueva, Lark Jason Canico, Kelly Gani, Representative Mark Nakashima, Leslie Arce, Travis Taylor, Sheldon Cabudol, Deserie Pagatpatan. (Not pictured: Daniel Kimura, Kateleen Caye Bio, Kendrick Justin Dalmacio).

Individual events

  • Kateleen Caye Bio—Pharmacology, 2nd place
  • Kendrick Justin Dalmacio—Pharmacology, 3rd place
  • Daniel Kimura—Medical Terminology, 2nd place

Team events

  • Team A—Sheldon Cabudol, Lark Jason Canico, Kelly Gani—Public Service Announcement Team, Top honors
  • Team B—Leslie Arce, Deserie Pagatpatan, Travis Taylor, Jeremy Villanueva—Public Service Announcement Team, 3rd place

Kapiʻolani Community College

Kapiolani C C students holding H O S A awards
Kapiʻolani CC HOSA awardees and faculty advisors.

Individual events

  • Maria Antonio—Extemporaneous Health Poster, 1st place
  • Ma Gessele Bonilla—Knowledge Tests, Pathophysiology, 3rd place
  • Rossana Buss—Medical Terminology, 3rd place
  • Latanya Edwards—Medical Assisting, 1st place
  • Erica Joy Gabriel—Knowledge Tests, Pathophysiology, 2nd place
  • Russiane Macalutas—Knowledge Tests, Human Growth and Development, 3rd place
  • Sarah Masutani—Medical Terminology, 3rd place
  • Dennis Ramos—Medical Math, 2nd place
  • Charletta Wilson—Prepared Speaking, 1st place

Team events

  • Ressika Epelu, Eddielyn Chicklet Fernandez, Glenn Gabriel, Victor Lacanlale, Kayah Leano-Ulit, Monica Malavong—Public Service Announcement Team, 2nd place
  • Sweetzel Cabanit, Seleena Calilao—Health Career Display Team, 1st place

UH Mānoa

U H Manoa students holding H O S A awards
UH Mānoa HOSA awardees and advisor. From left, Julienne Saladino, Huanli Hu, Ren Nakamura, Sheri Gon, Nicholas Loi, Aime Le and Erika Kim.

Individual events

  • Ma Jhessica Bautista—Medical Spelling, 1st place
  • Alden Chong—Sports Medicine, 1st place
  • Huanli Hu—Behavioral Health, 1st place
  • Kacie Kajihara—Transcultural Healthcare, 1st place
  • Lexie Kajihara—Nutrition, 2nd place
  • Chemaine Lagunay—Human Growth and Development, 1st place
  • Nicholas Loi—Pharmacology, 1st place
  • Ren Nakamura—Behavioral Health, 2nd place
  • Jasmine Rodriguez—Pathophysiology, 1st place
  • Jastine Rodriguez—Nutrition, 1st place
  • Julienne Saladino—Human Growth and Development, 2nd place
  • Kayzel Tabangcura—Medical Math, 1st place

Team events

  • Aime Le and Jessica Loi—Emergency Medical Technician, 1st place

About HOSA

HOSA is a nationwide, student-led organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education.

The newest Career and Technical Student Organization, HOSA continues to thrive in the State of Hawaiʻi. After becoming chartered in 2005 with 210 members representing twelve schools, Hawaiʻi HOSA has since become established at twenty-three of Hawaiʻi’s high schools and eight postsecondary institutions with a current membership total exceeding 1,200 members.