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HOSA teams advance to state competition

Multiple Seven Hills Health Occupations Students of America-Future Health Professionals, or HOSA, teams competed at the regional competition, placed first in numerous events, and advanced to the state competition. The competition involves a written test and a case study for forensic events. Junior Megha Gaitonde, junior Lidya Tesfaye, junior Jenna Alshami, and sophomore Obaidah Alshami placed first in the health education event. Senior Edie Tesfaye, senior Ella Dubay, and freshman Charlie Dubay took first in creative problem solving. Sophomores Parth Mehta and Shlok Mehta and junior Dhanush Bearelly won the public health event. Juniors Julie Jiang and Evelyn Gao placed first in forensic science. Sophomores Ahalya Nambiar and Areej Arif placed first in CERT. Juniors Natalia Butler, Lina Asfaw, Laila Kerr, and Kaiya Park placed second in community awareness. Sophomore Kyle Wang placed third in pathophysiology. Sophomore Sydney Schneider placed third in nutrition. Seniors Ellie Cain and Abigail Li placed fourth in CPR/first aid.