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Biomedical Debate Team Advances to Top 25 at HOSA

The Eastland Fairfield Career & Technical Schools Bioscience Technologies Program recently attended the 2017 HOSA, Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Over 7,100 students participated in 52 events.  For the second year in a row, the Biomedical Debate team advanced to the top 25. This year’s team members, all of whom attend Gahanna Lincoln, were juniors Katie Blowers, Neha Badam, Iman Faqih and Sreekar Miriyala. Competing in Forensic Science, from Gahanna, were juniors Dolores Pacheco and Claire Varney, and competing in Clinical Specialty from Gahanna was junior Jessie Sharp.

Several students also took the National Health Care Issues exam: seniors Lydia Liao and Kaitlyn Rittinger from Gahanna and senior Olivia Menear from Reynoldsburg.

Several students also received the Barbara James Service Award for health related volunteer service. Juniors Neha Bedam, Sreekar Miriyala, Ian Slaughter (Gahanna juniors), and Britttany Isbister (junior, Pickerington North) received the Bronze award for having  between 100-174.9 hours each, and senior Kaylea Dillon (Gahanna) earned a Silver award for having between 175-249.9 hours. These hours were earned over the course of the 2016-2017 school year outside of school.

Advisor Kelly Lewis was recognized with the Award of Merit as Outstanding HOSA Advisor for the State of Ohio.


Front Row from Left- Neha Bedam,  Claire Varney, Dolores Pacheco, Brittany Isbister, Jessie Sharp, Lydia Liao. Kaitlyn Rittinger

Second Row from Left- Kaylea Dillon, Katie Blowers, Iman Faqih, Ian Slaughter,  Sreekar Miriyala, Olivia Menear

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