UH-Hilo HOSA students compete at state conference

Students from the University of Hawaii at Hilo claimed top honors in various event categories during the 15th annual Hawaii HOSA–Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference recently staged on Oahu.

UH-Hilo’s Public Service Announcement Team, comprised of juniors Travis Taylor and Shayne Cabudol, freshman Kit Neikirk and senior Jeremy Villanueva, captured first place with its 30-second PSA on “Stop the Bleed.” To view their PSA, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKB6TcflDzU.


In the individual competition, junior Daniel Kimura received second place in Medical Terminology and junior Rhodney Hernando advanced as a second round finalist in the Physical Therapy event.

Taylor, current UH-Hilo chapter president, was elected as the Hawaii HOSA state post-secondary vice president.


The UH-Hilo HOSA team next participates in the 2020 International Leadership Conference scheduled for June 24-27 in Houston.

HOSA – Future Health Professionals is an international organization with more than 245,000 members and 2.5 million alumni.

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