(Bradenton, FL—April 18, 2016) Four health occupations students from Manatee Technical College qualified to compete at the International Leadership Conference of HOSA-Future Health Professionals when they competed at the state level in Orlando April 14-17, 2016. Twelve MTC students represented Florida HOSA Region 5 at the 39th Annual FL-HOSA State Leadership Conference.
The students competed in leadership and teamwork events, health science events such as medical terminology, and health professions events such as dental science, massage therapy, and medical assisting.
Those who qualified for the International Leadership Conference are Amy Congilaro-1st Place Medical Assisting, Abigail Costides-2nd Place Medical Assisting, Linda Rampone-3rd Place Medical Terminology, and Elizabeth Spence-2nd Place Extemporaneous Health Poster.
MTC students Laci Richardson, Elizabeth Spence and Jeremy Perrin won gold, silver, and bronze (respectively) in Massage Therapy. The team of Janet Balderas, Fernando Mejia, Romina Ronda and Vidalia Monsivis placed fourth in the HOSA Bowl college-level competitions. Hector Reyes and Perla Carlos both received honorable mentions in Dental Science.
The HOSA International Leadership Conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, June 22-25, 2016.
HOSA is an international career and technical student organization. Its mission is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.