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Hall students win awards at health care conference
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Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall high schools recently competed at the State HOSA Conference for future health professionals in Atlanta.

The following students placed in the top three in their competitions:

• Amber Strickland, Chestatee High, 1st, Clinical Nursing

• Dominic Garcia, Flowery Branch, 1st, Physical Therapy

• Emma Miller, West Hall High, 1st, Medical Reading

• Melanie Valencia, Flowery Branch, 2nd, Pathophysiology

• Caleb Franklin, West Hall High, 2nd, Interviewing Skills

• Alex Pham, Johnson High, 2nd, Medical Innovation

• Perla Rivera, Johnson High, 2nd, Medical Innovation

• Charmie Adajania, West Hall High, 3rd, Medical Spelling

• Sarah Aldredge, West Hall High, 3rd, Transcultural Health Care

• Daryan Karimzadeh, West Hall High, 3rd, Life Support Skills

Students who have completed at least 100 hours of community service and received the Barbara James Service Award include:

• Andrei Negoi, West Hall High, 270 hours

• Emily Pena, Johnson High, 266 hours

• Sloane Sengson, Johnson High, 262 hours

• Evelyn Fragoso, West Hall High, 212 hours

• Kanecia Garrett, Johnson High, 206 hours

• Alondra Chagoya, Johnson High, 193 hours

• Anna Pettit, West Hall High, 165 hours

• Emma Miller, West Hall High, 122 hours

• Karley Maynard, West Hall High, 121 hours

• Jennifer Nguyen, West Hall High, 101 hours

The Georgia HOSA Academic Scholarship for $600 went to West Hall High School’s Emma Miller.

Additional students who received recognition at the State Conference include:

• Charmie Adajania, West Hall High, HOSA Chapter Reflections

• Ashley Alverson, West Hall High, National Service Project

Students who placed in the top three or received HOSA Chapter Reflections, Barbara James Service Award or National Service Project are eligible to compete at the national conference in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., the last week of June.

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