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International Leadership Conference Success

HOSA’s Competitive Events Program is designed to bring health career education to life through rigorous testing of knowledge performance, skill and leadership capabilities.  This year, Georgia HOSA had over 3,700 students competing in one of our 56 different competitive events at the State Leadership Conference, the event in which they qualify for the International Leadership Conference (ILC).

Georgia HOSA had 400 attendees at the 2016 ILC held in Nashville, TN. Among the workshops, exhibitors, grooving dance, hypnotist show, and so much more happening during the conference, the competitive events is the ultimate reason for attendance. Georgia had 21 Secondary top 10 finalists and 7 Top 3 medalists, as well as, 11 Middle School top 10 finalists and 5 top 3 medalists. Not only did Georgia competitors rack in the recognition, Georgia’s own South Forsyth Middle School was recognized as the largest Middle School HOSA chapter in the world, and Georgia’s Lambert High School was recognized as the world’s largest Secondary HOSA chapter!

To top it off, past Georgia HOSA President-Elect (2014-2015) and President (2015-2016), Priya Rathakrishnan, was elected as the 2016-2017 National HOSA President-Elect. She will serve this year alongside current President, Elizabeth Carnesi, and will serve as President 2017-2018 National HOSA President.

The 1st annual International Leadership Conference was a success and we can’t wait for next year as Georgia HOSA takes on Orlando, FL for the 2017 ILC!

Click here for the full list of ILC winners.