School of Health Professions student wins at national conference

A Class of 2017 graduate from the School of Health Professions at Townview won first place in her category at HOSA’s 40th International Leadership Conference in Florida.

Mariana Torres took home first place in the Home Health Aide competition at the conference held June 20–23.

Fellow School of Health Professions student Miguel Castro participated in the conference’s Job Seeking Skills competition and did a great job.

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

Karina Marquez and Shirley Adams-Anderson, both teachers at the School of Health Professions, went with the students to the conference.

Torres will attend the University of Texas at Dallas and Castro will attend the University of Texas at Arlington in the fall.

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