LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), whose mission is to empower young people to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience, recently earned awards in the New Jersey HOSA State Leadership Conference. 

HOSA members from both secondary and postsecondary/collegiate programs throughout the state came together at the annual conference to take full advantage of HOSA’s Competitive Events Program.

The LHS chapter turned in an impressive performance at the competition, with the following students receiving accolades in their respective categories:

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  • Sophie Bloch and Julia Herbst — third place in EMT;
  • Bupe Lwanda — fourth place in Medical Assisting;
  • Zoe Ching — fifth place in Nursing Assisting;
  • Sophie Mintz — fourth place in Sports Medicine;
  • Kristen and Renee Ngai — Barbara James Service Award, Silver Level

The LHS group also took home the top four spots in the OSHA Safety Awareness Certification with Kathleen Zhang earning first place, Neel Sahni placing second, Jeffrey Xu placing third and Aishanee Acharya placing fourth.

For earning third place third in their event, Sophie Bloch and Julia Herbst representthe LHS HOSA Chapter at the International Leadership Conference later this spring. 

Bobbi Bremmer, who serves as HOSA club advisor alongside Johanna Klinman and Mary Kaspriskie, congratulated each winner as well as all those who competed in this virtual competition.

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