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Mason/Great Oaks students headed to state healthcare competition

Students in the Great Oaks Biomedical Science program at Mason High School dominated regional HOSA—Future Healthcare Professionals competition recently, and more than 70 students are headed to state HOSA competition.

The competition events were either individual or team activities; they typically included a 50-100 question test of specific knowledge.  Some events required students to demonstrate their healthcare knowledge and skills in a mock scenario.

Mason students who qualified for state competition are:

First place finishers:

  • Cara Baah-Binney, Medical Terminology
  • Gilbert Mao and Taylorae Dunn, Forensic Science team
  • Anna Helligrath, Katya Sander, Raina Chada, and Natalie Zecchino, PSA team
  • Prya Kaur, Jasmine Kaur, and Rajan Singh, Medical Innovation team
  • Kiret Sangha, Pharmacology
  • Diya Joshi, Health Education
  • Linsay Rogers, Medical Reading
  • Lydia Stovall, Clinical Specialty
  • Jacson Gallagher and Taylor McClintock, Public Health team
  • Adam Elzarka, Dental Terminology
  • Mitchell Bilo, Job Seeking Skills
  • Matthew Minick, Epidemiology
  • Pranathi Suhas, Pharmacy Science
  • Erica Fennimore, Meghana Meruga, Aishwarya Ponna, and Alyssa Walters, Biomedical Debate team
  • Jordyn Palmer, Medical Math
  • Khalid Malik, Healthy Lifestyle
  • Esha Reddy and Reva Reddy, CPR team
  • Nikita Chhabra, Dental Science
  • Ava Franke, Health Career Display

Second place finishers:

  • Calista Busch, Biomedical Lab
  • Emily Plummer, Extemporaneous Poster
  • Vansh Patel and Snehil Pulluri, Medical Innovation team
  • Ravneet Sangha, Pharmacology
  • Alejandra Zaleta, Behavior Health
  • Alekhya Kondragunta, Medical Photography
  • Anagha Rao, Transcultural
  • Ananya Bhavanishankar, Prepared Speaking
  • Priya Sharma, Rhea Khurana, Sriya Suraapaneni, and Lina Itenburg, Biomedical Debate team
  • Annie Want, Dental Terminology
  • Nick DeGroff, Medical Math


Third place finishers:

  • Sanchita Paranthaman, Medical Terminology
  • Will Caines, Biomedical Lab
  • Leah Lorenz and Bhavna Sivakumar, Forensic Science team
  • Ashley Gililand, Katherine Marshall, Reese Rapin, and Raya Rapin, PSA team
  • Ahilya Bali, Pathophysiology
  • Neha Patil and Deeya Shah, Medical Innovation team
  • Sara Naveh, Nutrition
  • Olivia Gittens, Human Growth Development
  • Nikky Soni, Behavior Health
  • Mira Krishnan, Prepared Speaking
  • Sahithi Nagisetty, Medical Law
  • Meghana Thumma, Healthy Lifestyle
  • Maya Rao, Veterinary Science

Fourth place finishers:

  • Keerthana Suhas, Pharmacology
  • Caroline Bishop, Pathophysiology
  • Katherine Zhong, Transcultural
  • Neha Gunda, Behavior Health
  • Katherine Moseley, Medical Spelling
  • Erika Cayabyab, Pharmacy Science

Fifth place finishers:

  • Vaibhav Cherukuri, Biomedical Lab
  • Morgan Campbell and Samantha Holloway, Forensic Science team
  • Haarika Bondalapati, Pharmacology
  • Sarah Lux, Pathophysiology
  • Rena Arora, Nutrition
  • Nowshin Islam, Transcultural
  • Jalen Ramiro, Epidemiology
  • Chloe Keim, Health Career Display

Also competing were Natalie Thieme, Nicholas Browning, Garrett Wang, Pavel Katchanov, Renish Sathish, Sahan Kansakar, Maju Karthikeyan, Emily Miller, Rohan Banerjee, Rashi Loni, Shravani Page, Meghan Hartley, Logan Aquilia, Soumya Vytla, Simhya Karthikeyan, Cate Millard, Riya Patel, Sydney Fillios, Kayla Lux, Kaylee McCallister, Sydney Minick, Sunny Patel, Aman Shafqat, Lindy Tran, Soumya Pandey, Chelsea Miller, Anish Gangavaram, Abdullah Q., Vanessa Stroud, Anh Ngo, Lauren Schrand, and Ella Beyke.

Biomedical Science is a Project Lead the Way program offered by Great Oaks Career Campuses at Mason High School.

Great Oaks offers over 30 career programs for high school students, including healthcare programs in Dental Assisting, Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Health Technology, Secondary Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology.

HOSA—Future Healthcare Professionals is a national student organization dedicated to healthcare education.


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