The following CMS high school students placed in the top three in their categories and advanced to the national Health Occupation Student Association Conference in Nashville, June 26-June 30:
Ardrey Kell: First place -- Dhiraj Banda, Kumen Grover, Vaibhav Shrishail, medical debate; Praruj Pant, medical law and ethics knowledge; Virali Shah, nutrition knowledge. Second place -- Megha Singh, medical photography.
East Mecklenburg: Second place -- Madelina Garcia, clinical specialty; Emily Laxson and Rebecca Laxson, CERT skills.
Mallard Creek: First place -- Tiffany Dai, extemporaneous writing. Second place -- Richa Patel, growth and development knowledge.
Myers Park: First place -- Benny Nguyen, medical assisting; Lane Vaughn, veterinary science. Second place -- Javanth Batchu, pathophysiology knowledge; Kim Coffino, medical terminology; Baxter Dulin, Meredith Freeland, Michael Nenon, biomedical debate; Alex Antezana, Eric Lee, Sriramkumar Sridharan, Ivy Zerkle, HOSA Bowl. Third place -- Ketan Choktshi, Michael Ding, Jacob Lampke, biomedical debate.
Phillip O. Berry: First place -- Natalie Ly, biotechnology; Atif Mahmood, clinical specialty. Second place -- Brenda Peralta and Trey Schwingle, forensic medicine. Third place -- Ishan Lala, biotechnology.
Providence: First place -- Allanah Hund and McKenzie Taranto, forensic medicine. Third place -- Milo Pan, epidemiology.
South Mecklenburg: First place -- Lena Ganchenko, Alkka Johnson, Hilary Jauregui, public health; Kristina Cloud, Trenidale Evans, DeNaesia George, Jasmine Holley, Kelsey Swayney, Jeong Won, parliamentary procedure. Third place -- Morgan Alexander, medical reading; Carla Castaneda, Michele Hsianya, Deep Patel, Lucy Thames, HOSA Bowl.
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