MHS Brings Home Health-ca­reer Gold

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - Front Page - By CAROL CHANG

June was a healthy month for the health-ca­reer students from Mililani High School.

The school’s Health Oc­cu­pa­tion Students of Amer­ica (HOSA) chap­ter earned sev­eral medals and hon­ors from the stiff na­tional com­pe­ti­tion June 19-23 in Or­lando, Fla., plus more still for Tro­jan alumni.

“They did ex­tremely well this year,” said ad­viser Can­dace Chun, “and this re­flects a 65-per­cent suc­cess rate for MHS students at the sec­ondary level.” Chun teaches Health Path­way classes at Mililani, and HOSA ac­tiv­i­ties re­in­force what her students are learn­ing about car­ing for oth­ers pro­fes­sion­ally and im­prov­ing the qual­ity of care for all peo­ple.

Top Tro­jan win­ners at HOSA in­clude students Me­lanie Pac­paco and Jac­que­line Fry’s Ca­reer Health Dis­play (gold medal); and Teri Kawasaki’s Clin­i­cal Spe­cial­ity-oph­thal­mol­o­gist (bronze); and MHS alumni Jenna Mali­gro and Shanyn Chung as Health Ed­u­ca­tion Team mem­bers ( gold), Car­i­anne Mat­suo for Ex­tem­po­ra­ne­ous Writ­ing (gold) and Day­ton Ha­mamoto for Con­cepts of Health Care Knowl­edge Test (bronze). A team from Leile­hua High School also won a

Mililani High School students Me­lani Pa­co­paco (left) and Jac­que­line Fry pose with the first-place medals they earned for their ca­reer health dis­play at the Na­tional Health Oc­cu­pa­tions Students of Amer­ica in Or­lando, Fla. Photo by Can­dace Chun.

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