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YUHSD students earn 13 medals at HOSA regional event

GRHS HOSA students Nursing and sports medicine students from across Yuma Union High School District’s Career & Technical Education programs captured medals in 13 events at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Region 4 championship on Feb. 15, 2020 in Tucson.

Medalists in regionals qualify for the state competition in April.

“Our team did exceptional and I am really proud of the confidence they demonstrated to compete at this level with their knowledge,” Yuma High School Sports Medicine Instructor Nick Santos said. “Each student chose the area of health they wanted to compete in. We are looking forward to the next event in the spring.”

Here are medalists from YUHSD schools:

Gila Ridge

Public Service Announcement: First Place (Noah Peralta, Ian Clark, Samantha Gramley, Kareli Vazquez, Angel Palma); Second Place (Dedric Dixon, Jasmine Salinas, Alyssa Munoz, Ibeth Uranga)

Clinical Specialty: Second Place (Trevor Clark)

Health Career Display: Second Place (Jazmine Cordova, Kenisha Simmons); Third Place (Trinity Binder, Yasmeen Alcala)

Extemporaneous Writing: Third Place (Raelynn Wilbrecht)


Public Health: Second Place (Noemi Adame, Sonia Rodriguez Zalava, Brithzeria Palafox, Dioselin Montes)

Job Seeking Skills: Third Place (Angel Gurrola)

Prepared Research Purposive Writing and Speaking: Third Place (Priscilla Martinez)

San Luis

Prepared Speaking: First Place (Spandan Gandhi)

Job Seeking Skills: First Place (Luis Santillian)

Community Awareness: Second Place (Daniel Bojorquez-Orozco, Gabriela Torres)

Health Education: Third Place (Azucena Melendez, Adamari Lara, Kassandra Sicarios)

Public Service Announcement: Third Place (Abigail Rivera, Michelle Alcala Vargas, Alejandra Rodriguez)

Aisley Bermudez and Nick Santos from YHS Yuma High

Informational Poster: Second Place (Aisley Bermudez)

About HOSA

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

Eric Patten