Two South Dakota Champions Crowned at 2018 HOSA International Leadership Conference

Pictured above is the reaction of Sophia VanBuskirk as she was crowned champion in Dallas at the 2018 HOSA International Leadership Conference. It was the best HOSA International Leadership Conference ever for students from South Dakota as we placed more Top 10 finishers than in any other year since being chartered. South Dakota HOSA had two event international champions: Health Career Photography Event and Health Education Event. The award winners are listed below:

1st place – Health Career Photography – Sophia VanBuskirk – Harrisburg HOSA

1st place – Health Education – Geyer, Maas, McManus, Reed – Iroquois HOSA

3rd place – Biomedical Lab Science – Samantha Drury – Dakota Valley HOSA

3rd place – Health Career Photography – Jessica Glen – Brandon Valley HOSA

5th place – Medical Innovation – Kaitlyn Meade, Kaitlynn Zellers – Lead-Deadwood HOSA

9th place – Extemporaneous Writing – Samantha Marts – Winner HOSA

10th place – Public Health – Annie Gowlovech, Kennedy Kappenman – O’Gorman HOSA

Superior Ranking – Healthcare Issues Exam – Gabrielle Smith – Rapid City Central HOSA

Superior Ranking - Outstanding HOSA Chapter- Parkston HOSA, Iroquois HOSA

Certificate of Merit – National Service Project – Dakota Valley HOSA, Iroquois HOSA

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