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UH Maui College health care students earn top awards at annual conference

Maui College
Emily Sullivan, (808) 984-3549
Director of Marketing and Community Relations, University of Hawaii Maui College
Posted: Mar 8, 2011

KAHULUI – University of Hawai‘i Maui College students were awarded top honors at the 6th Annual Hawai‘i HOSA Student Leadership Conference. The students will represent Hawai‘i post-secondary schools at the national HOSA conference held in Anaheim, California in June.
"All of our HOSA students worked hard in preparing for their event and made a great showing in our inaugural year. Congratulations to our UH Maui College HOSA students!" said Joyce Yamada, dental assisting program coordinator.
HOSA is a national student organization that promotes career opportunities in the health care industry. It provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, post secondary, adult and collegiate students enrolled in HSE (health and safety executive) programs.
"I am really proud of my members. We dominated as a first year chapter!" said Teisha Zablan, student and HOSA chapter president and founder for Maui College. "We worked really hard to get to the state conference and out of the 10 people that went, we had seven that took first and second place in their events. We will be going to Anaheim, California this June to compete at the national level. I am really proud to say that we represented our school in the most positive way possible. We're going to nationals to bring home that gold!"
The UH Maui College students representing Hawai‘i at the national conference and their awards won are:
  • Marielle Ramos and Angel Badua - Health Care Display, 1st  place
  • Teisha Zablan - Extemporaneous Writing, 1st place
  • Mark Bolosan - Extemporaneous Health Poster, 1st place
  • Kristine Saguid - Extemporaneous Health Poster, 2nd place
  • Jennie Visitacion - Prepared Speaking, 1st place
  • Ronelyn Gamir - Medical Spelling, 2nd place
  • Charmaigne Joy Oliveros - Medical Spelling, 1st place