MTC students medal at state HOSA, four qualify for international

(Bradenton, FL—April 1, 2019) Six students from Manatee Technical College competed and medaled at the state level during the Florida HOSA Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference.  Four of the six qualify to compete at the international level in June. 

            MTC’s Pharmacy Technician program had five medalists.  In the Pharmacology Knowledge Test, Brenda Baxcajay placed first, Anna Zantiso placed fourth, and Isaias Zelaya placed fifth in the state. 

            Marisol Sanchez-Silos earned second in the state and Samantha Cowie earned a third-place medal in the Pharmacy Science competition. 

            Akera Sanders achieved third in the state in the Medical Reading competition.  Sanders is an Optometric Assisting student at MTC. 

            Baxcajay, Sanchez-Silos, Cowie, and Sanders will advance to the 2019 HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference June 19-22 in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Orlando hosted the 2019 state conference March 28-31.  

HOSA, Future Health Professionals is the only national student organization that exclusively serves secondary and post-secondary/collegiate students in pursuit of a career in the health professions. The purpose of HOSA is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.  HOSA-Future Health Professionals empowers its members to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.

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