Our teachers love helping students ignite their passion for a future career. In addition to the many opportunities found in the classroom, our clubs provide students the chance to learn more about possible careers. In particular both our HOSA and DECA clubs have opened our students’ eyes to future possibilities, all while providing them valuable experiences.
Our HOSA-Future Health Professionals club had a great year. This global student-led organization for aspiring health professionals focuses on creating career opportunities in the health industry and enhancing healthcare for all. In addition to hearing from health professionals and taking field trips around town, students had the chance to compete in different areas. Congratulations to our Upper School students and their faculty advisor Maricar Harris on their impressive showing at the recent HOSA competitions. We had several students and teams, listed below, place at the competition and have multiple Spartans who earned the opportunity to move on to Nationals!
Biomedical Debate – 1st place: Sky Fujinuma, Satvik Kolla, Ayaan Parikh, Rahul Madhavan*
Dental Science – 1st place: Iya Wakil
Dental Terminology – 2nd place: Iya Wakil*
Health Information – 1st place: Darcel Thompson*
HOSA Bowl – 3rd place: Carson Phelps, Saad Malik, Paul Mines, Iya Wakil
Medical Reading – 1st place: Darcel Thompson*
Medical Law and Ethics – 2nd place: Sharon Mabasa
Nutrition – 2nd place: Isabella Galichia
Sports Medicine – 3rd place: Sky Fujinuma
Veterinary Science – 1st place: Aacia Burnette
*These students will also have an opportunity to compete in the HOSA Nationals Competition June 22-25 in Nashville, TN.
In addition to providing opportunities for our aspiring health professionals, DECA offers emerging leaders and entrepreneurs preparation for careers in business, finance, marketing, and management. Our active chapter, led by Economics teacher David LeVan, has had another great year, including a strong showing at the Kansas SCDC 2022 Competition. Congratulations, students, on a great year!
Nick Grabon – 4th place Finance Cluster Exam
Ayaan Parikh – 5th place Personal Finance Literacy Exam
Nick Grabon – 1st place Business Finance Services
Ayaan Parikh – 1st place Personal Financial Literacy
Iya Wakil – 2nd place Principles of Marketing
Sky Fujinama – 3rd place Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Conner Jones & Saad Malik – 4th place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making
Rahul Madhavan – 5th place Human Resource Management
Congratulations to the following students who also finished in the top 10 of their respective competitions: Mason Hart (Personal Financial Literacy), Allie Prater (Restaurant and Food Service Management), Joyita Dev (Principles of Business Management), Katherine Grace (Human Resource Management), Annie Hua (Business Services Marketing), James Shackelford (Principles of Business Management), and Jack Grace (Sports and Entertainment Marketing).