On Feb 27-29, Stargate’s HOSA Future Medical Professionals sent 27 students to the State Conference in Denver. Over a thousand students from across the state of Colorado competed in a wide variety of health science events. Stargate students did an amazing job, with almost all 27 receiving a pin and being recognized on stage for placing in the top 10 in their events.
The following Students were in attendance at the conference:
Fawad Ahmadzai, Clare Ammon, Kopal Chaurasia, Ehna Choi, Anika Dash, Ashley Dibonas, Maeve Fehringer, Deeksha Gaddam, Justin Goh, Sahithi Govardhanam, Ariya Gowda, Anika Gowda, Sarah Goyette, Madeline Gregory, Anna Grondalski, Megha Kumar, Ryan Luo, Ishita Mehta, Hannah Nguyen, Nicholas Nguyen, Yolanda Ofori, diya patel, Kurt riggin, Gayathri Ruthirakotti, Samridhi Shrestha, Upasana Shrestha, and Hirali Trivedi.
Samridhi Shrestha was elected State Officer with the title “Vice President of Membership”. Sami will be attending events across the state and nation representing Colorado HOSA.
The following students placed in the top 3 in their events, which means they will be advancing to the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Houston this June.
Yolanda Ofori – 1st place in Nutrition
Megha Kumar – 1st place in Epidemiology (the study of the containment and spread of disease as monitored by the CDC)
Diya Patel, Deeksha Gaddam, Sahithi Govardhanam – 1st place in Community Awareness (for their work with the Epilepsy Foundation for Epilepsy Awareness)
Hannah Nguyen – 2nd place in Medical Terminology
Nicholas Nguyen – 3rd place in Pharmacology
Upasana Shrestha – 2nd place in Job Seeking Skills (resume and interviewing)
Kopal Chaurasia, Hirali Trivedi, Gayathri Ruthirakotti, and Megha Kumar – 3rd place in Medical Innovation (for their 3-D printed laparoscopic surgery bots)
These seven students also received the Barbara James Service Award for volunteering over 100 hours at local hospitals and health facilities: Kopal Chaurasia, Fawad Ahmadzai, Megha Kumar, Diya Patel, Vaishu Golla, Samridhi Shrestha, and Hirali Trivedi.