Report of the 2019 HOSA International Leadership Conference (ILC)

Report of the 2019 HOSA International Leadership Conference (ILC)

On June 19-22, a delegation of 233 students, advisors and chaperones traveled to Orlando, Florida for the 42 Annual HOSA International Leadership Conference. The Pennsylvania delegation joined 11,500 other HOSA members from across the United States, Canada, American Samoa, and China in this four-day event that featured:

  • 58 health science related competitive events
  • 110 health science related educational symposia
  • 8 health science related interactive workshops
  • 11 academic tests through the National Geographic Learning Academic Testing Center.
    Tests included:

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Medical Math
    • General Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Microbiology
    • College Physics
    • Human Heredity
    • Allied Health Statistics
    • Bioengineering
  • The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health Teen Trauma Training
  • 75 conference exhibitors
  • Keynote address from the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams

141 students from the Pennsylvania delegation competed in one of the 58 competitive events. These delegates earned the right to attend the International Leadership Conference by placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their specific event at the PENN HOSA State Leadership Conference held at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel and Convention Center on April 3-5. 

PENN HOSA congratulates all of our students who competed against over 9000 other competitors at this year’s International Leadership Conference and would like to especially acknowledge the following: 

 Competitive Events 

Secondary Competitor Medalist





Kaleigh Frank and Haley Hawk Carbon Career & Technical Institute Health Career Display Silver

Secondary Competitor Top Ten Finalists




Top Ten Placement

David Ban North Allegheny Intermediate High School National Geographic Learning Academic Test in College Physics 5th
Jessiel Castillo and Brinn Gammer Hazleton Area Academy of Science Health Education 5th
Maranda Song Central Bucks High School South Medical Math 6th
Destiny Reimiller Hazleton Area Career Center Extemporaneous Health Poster 7th
Kaleb Cautilli Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center Job Seeking Skills 8th
Ally Williams and Kira Pesce St. Mary’s Area High School Emergency Medical Technician 9th

Recognition Events

Barbara James Service Award – recognizes volunteer community service hours related to health. Levels of recognition: • Bronze Level: 100.0 – 174.9 approved hours • Silver Level: 175.0 – 249.9 approved hours • Gold Level: 250.0+ approved hours 

School/Chapter Name Volunteer Hours Level of Recognition
Delaware County Tech HS -Silver Julia Shi 260.5 Gold
RMCTC – HOSA Freedom Jacob Bernal 247.66 Silver
TCHS Pickering Campus Itzel De Leon 177 Silver
Jules E. Mastbaum AVTS – Nursing Hearts Ashley Maldonado 174 Bronze
Beaver County CTC – Health Occ Heros Justice Tatum 156 Bronze
Twin Valley High School Olivia Johnson 127 Bronze
Career Institute of Technology Asialee Sandt 125 Bronze
Beaver County CTC – Health Occ Heros Amy Liu 124 Bronze
Delaware County Tech HS -Silver Harmehak Kaur 112 Bronze
Beaver County CTC -Ohana Samantha McKelvey 111 Bronze
Beaver County CTC -Ohana Ashlynn Young 109 Bronze
RMCTC – HOSA Freedom Monica Zavala-Garcia 108 Bronze
Delaware County Tech HS -Silver Georgena Williams 102.5 Bronze
RMCTC – HOSA Freedom Destiny Nieves 100 Bronze
RMCTC – HOSA Freedom Yomaries Gonzalez-Martinez 100 Bronze
RMCTC – HOSA Freedom Karla Rodriguez 100 Bronze

HOSA Service Project -(National Pediatric Cancer Foundation)-recognizes chapters that contribute a minimum of $100 or 100 hours of community service in partnership with the organization. Merit recognition for a minimum of $500 or 500 hours. 

School/Chapter Advisor Hours Dollar Amount Level of Recognition
Schuylkill Technology Center Cyria Hart 20 $500 Merit
Career Institute of Technology Denise McGaughran $500 Merit
Delaware County Tech HS – Silver Mary Beth Murray 1 $250 Recognition
CMTHS – Health Care Science Sapphires Allison Latzo 5 $200 Recognition
CMTHS – Health Care Science Rubies Allison Latzo 5 $200 Recognition
Cumberland Perry AVTS Kathy Lauver $200 Recognition
Butler County AVTS – Butler Duo Tonya Blank 12 $113 Recognition
RMCTC – HOSA Freedom Norma Tamayo 100 $100 Recognition
RMCTC – HOSA Pride Margaret Stephenson $100 Recognition

Outstanding HOSA Chapter -Recognizes chapter that implement a plan of work with a focus on the development of leadership skills, career opportunities, and service learning among chapter members, and that document their achievements in the form of a chapter book.

School/Chapter Student Representative Advisor
Jules E.Mastbaum AVTS – Nursing Hearts Ashley Maldonado Olga Torres
Franklin Learning Center Alici Moore Jessica Way

Outstanding State Leader -honors one Outstanding HOSA Leader from each HOSA chartered association in recognition of the member’s commitment to HOSA and outstanding leadership of his/her chartered association.

Student School/Chapter
Cheney-Marshae Newman Franklin Learning Center

HOSA Happenings -a multimedia chapter communication event that celebrates the chapter members and their achievements, as well as shares health related information with readers.

School/Chapter Student Representative Advisor Recognition Level
Jules E Mastbaum AVTS – Nursing Hearts Siani Pass Olga Torres Excellence
CMTHS Health Care Science Rubies Savannah Salguero Allison Matzo Excellence

The goal of HOSA-Future Health Professionals is straightforward–to be recognized as the pipeline for future health professionals in the health industry –public and private. For young people who wish to prepare themselves for a career in the health industry, HOSA’s goal is to provide them with integrated classroom experiences, projects and activities that will enhance their personal, leadership and professional development and opportunities for recognition at the local, state and international levels.

To learn more about HOSA-Future Health Professionals check out the following websites:

State website

National website

To contact the PENN HOSA State Executive Director/State Advisor, Walt Slauch: