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Klein ISD Students Receive Top HOSA Honors

Klein ISD Students Receive Top HOSA Honors

Klein ISD Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA Future Health Professionals) returned home from the HOSA International Leadership Conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee, with high honors and special recognitions.  

“I’m thrilled for these students – they truly represent what is so great about CTE,” Career and Technical Education Director Deborah Bronner-Westerduin said. “These future healthcare leaders have represented Klein ISD well internationally.”

Klein Collins High School HOSA

Twenty-four HOSA students in the Health Science Pathway took on competitors from around the world at this year’s conference. Of those who attended, 14 students placed within the top 10 learning various medals.

“This achievement shows just how outstanding our students in the health science pathway are and highlights their level of exceptional knowledge and skill in the health field,” Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said. “Klein ISD is so proud of our remarkable HOSA students and their dedicated sponsors and CTE educators for their hard work and achievements. I truly admire their passion for serving others and cannot wait to see how these scholars shape the future of our community, nation, and the world!”

Klein High School had the most medaled students for the 7th year. This success includes big wins for Klein High School senior Aysha Ameerah, who took home three honors from HOSA. Aysha tracked 259 hours of community service for a year earning herself the highest achieving honor of Gold Level for the Barbara James Service Award. 

“It was an unbelievable experience,” Aysha said. “I’m so happy I can take these skills with me after high school and college because I’ve always been passionate about the medical field.”

Klein High School HOSA

HOSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that enhances student learning beyond the classroom by providing opportunities to gain the skills and abilities needed to be successful in higher education and future careers. Students explore this through programs, service, competitive events, and leadership positions.

“Taking Health Science Pathway courses and being a Klein HOSAKAT for the past four years has been an amazing experience that I will never forget,” Klein High School senior Madison Phan-Ta said. “The opportunity to work alongside the best advisors and officers, who I get to call my best friends, has been an incredible privilege, and I could never ask for anything more.

The success of these students at the International Leadership Conference is evidence that students participating in Career and Technical Education demonstrate high academic and civic engagement, career self-efficacy, and employability skills.

“After high school, I plan on attending the University of Houston. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Health and Medicine & Society on a pre-medical pathway,” Klein High School Student Neeraj Suresh said. “I hope to go to medical school after undergrad. I’ve gained so much being involved with HOSA that I plan on staying involved in college and beyond.”

These student leaders make us so proud. Congratulations on your success!  We are excited to see how you will change the world!

Public Health Team – Teams develop a presentation to educate the public on a specific topic chosen by the HOSA organization annually. Top 10 Klein CollinsDamian Hemperley, Erin McCord, Aaron Nelson, Rhyan Robinson
Creative Problem Solving-Teams must first advance from the written test portion to advance to the secret health issue problem-solving section. Solutions are then presented to a panel of judges for review. 1st Place Klein HighFagun Shah, Neeraj Suresh, Jason Zheng
Parliamentary Procedure-Round one of this contest includes a written test. Top scoring contestants then advance to Round 2, where they conduct a formal business meeting with a secret problem utilizing parliamentary procedure. 1st Place Klein HighAyesha Abid, Aysha Ameerah, Sophia Ayala, Prova Das, Nidhi Patel
Home Health Aide-Health Professions Event, where students perform skills related to a specific health career. 1st Place Klein HighSarah Perez
Cultural Diversities and Disparities-Utilizing specific resources for study, students in this event are tested on their knowledge of the particular content area.3rd Place Klein HighSindhu Sannabhadti
Medical Reserve Corp-Students are allowed to gain the knowledge and skills required to initiate and maintain a partnership with their local/state Medical Reserve Corps. This competitive event is designed for students to demonstrate the spirit and missionof both the MRC and HOSA in joint partnership activities. Top 10 Klein HighHarrison Boyd, Juslyn Dhingra, Amy Le, Madison Phan-Ta, Grace Pham, & Coleman Hall-Brown 
National Geographic Occupational Health & Safety- Students participating in this competition partake in the National Geographic Learning Academic Testing center exams related to specific Health Science topics.  Top 10 Klein HighAysha Ameeerah
Barbara James Service Award –This award is awarded to HOSA members that take a proactive commitment to community service in health. Students must track their hours according to specific HOSA guidelines. The Gold Level is the highest possible honor. Gold Level: 259 Volunteer Hours in 1 yearAysha Ameerah


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