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Lake Worth High School boasts four students whose stellar knowledge of medical terminology, pathophysiology, medical math, and concepts in Healthcare is their ticket to the state conference set for March 31-April 3 in Jacksonville. The following four members of the Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) outshone rivals at the regional Winter Leadership Conference earlier this year when schools from Boca Raton to Indian River County gathered to compete.

Joann Pierre Paul- Medical terminology

Peter Duong- Medical Math

Vanessa Bui- Health Concepts

Shaun Plunkett- Pathophysiology

Linda Richard, Medical Academy instructor and Lake Worth High’s HOSA advisor, said the students earned the opportunity to go to Jacksonville. “Make no mistake about it—these competitions aren’t easy—the students have to be knowledgeable about the information and they absolutely must be professional and poised,” she stated. In addition, two other Lake Worth High students, Marithza Appolon and Stephania Augustin placed 4th during the regional competition for what was called “an AWESOME” Career Health display. District leader
According to their web site, Health Occupations Students of America is a National Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) endorsed by the U.S. and Florida Departments of Education and the Health Occupations Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. . HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for middle school, secondary, postsecondary, adult and collegiate students. HOSA is 100% health care! Please visit the National HOSA website, for more information about the organization.
For details about Lake Worth High School’s winning HOSA students, contact Ms. Richard, 561-533-6300 or email

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