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WSD HOSA Students Advance to International Competition

April 25, 2022

Students in the Holt, Liberty, and Timberland high school HOSA (Future Healthcare Professionals) chapters competed in the Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference in Rolla, Missouri on March 28 and 29. Sixteen students brought home an award and qualified to move on to the International Leadership Conference, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee this June. In addition, Timberland student Oyin Ganiyu and Liberty students Saiya Ameen, Sanjana Anand, Emma Thomas, and Jaden Zelidon received the Barbara James Service Award for completing over 100 hours of community service. Liberty HOSA also received the HOSA Service Project Recognition Award for the members’ contribution to Be the Match.

HOSA is sponsored by Holt teacher Destiny Politte, Liberty teachers Jennifer Strathman, Zachary Kling, North Point teachers James Craghead and Laura Willams, and Timberland teachers Theresa Cordonier and Amanda Petersmeyer. Students must be enrolled in one of the District’s Project Lead the Way Biomedical classes in order to be a member of the chapter. Congratulations to the following students who placed and will be advancing to compete at the international level: 

Holt High School

Kinsey Henrichsen, 2nd Place -  Nursing Assisting

Mia Curic and Jordan West, 3rd Place -  CPR - First Aid


Liberty High School

Fiona Do, Sophia Fiorino, Amelia Huebbe, Anna Morrison, and Julia Wiley, 1st Place – Parliamentary Procedure Event

Lauren McCain and Laney Torbit, 2nd Place – Health Education Event

Saiya Ameen, Sanjana Anand, Emma Thomas, and Jaden Zelidon - qualified to compete at the International Conference


Timberland High School

Hannah Kirkendoll, 2nd Place – Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking

Oyin Ganiyu, 3rd Place – Cultural Diversity and Disparities in Healthcare