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Swamp Owls Clean Up at HOSA
Swamp Owls Clean Up at HOSA
Candice Schott
Monday, March 13, 2017

HOSA State Leadership Conference is about more than exploring health science careers, it is also about competition.  This aspect of the conference was not lost on the Swampowls.  KDHSA brought a team of middle school and 9th grade students to compete against teams of mostly upperclassmen.  In our first ever trip to HOSA State Leadership Conference, Kenner Discovery's team of only 15 placed in the top 3 in more events than any other school. These honors include over $5,000 in scholarships from Johnson and Wales University.  Winners include:

Middle School Competition

Abigail Dichiara              1st place             Nutrition knowledge test

Ava Biancato                   1st place             Healthy Lifestyles test

Ava Biancato                   3rd place            Health Career display team

Abigail Dichiara

Isabella Hooper              1st place             Extemporaneous Health Poster

High School Competition

Tassie Cahill                    3rd place            Forensic Medicine team

Laura Morenc

Madelyn Hill                    2nd place          Nutrition knowledge test

Hannah Saia                    3rd place           Public Health team

Laura Morenc

Emily Lewis                      1st place           Public Health team

Shaiza Abbas

Sabrina Jalice

Najah Nicholas

Madelyn Hill                    3rd place          Persuasive writing and speaking

Some of our students will qualify to compete at the HOSA International Conference in Orlando, FL this June.  What a great addition to our Health Science Mission!!