LCTI students qualify for HOSA nationals

Joshua Trotter calls his mother after being elected to the PENN HOSA executive council

Joshua Trotter, a junior in LCTI’s Health & Medical Sciences program, called his mom with the good news after being elected to PENN HOSA’s executive council.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. | Two Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students were elected to the PENN HOSA Future Health Professionals Executive Council at last week’s state leadership conference.

Joshua Trotter, a William Allen High School junior, and Ryan Tran, a Whitehall High School junior, were the top vote-getters for 2023-2024 vice president and historian, respectively, at the 44th annual competition, held March 29-31 at Valley Forge Convention Center.

Trotter and Tran, both Health & Medical Sciences students at LCTI, weren’t the only big winners at the conference. Thanks to their top-three finishes in a mix of individual and team categories, nine Lehigh County students qualified to compete at HOSA’s International Leadership Conference this summer in Dallas. The qualifiers are:

William Allen High School

3rd Place, Health Education (Team): Esmeraly Cruz, Health & Medical Sciences

1st Place, Health Career Photography: Finneas Santoro, Health & Medical Sciences

Louis E. Dieruff High School

3rd Place, Medical Innovation (Team): Jeremyah Arroyo, Health & Medical Sciences

3rd Place, Health Education (Team): Karil Miranda-De La Rosa, Health & Medical Sciences

Parkland High School

1st Place, Life Support Skills: Kimberly Castillo, Health & Medical Sciences

3rd Place, Medical Innovation (Team): Jahrelle Rodriguez, Health & Medical Sciences

Salisbury High School

3rd Place, Sports Medicine: Riley Knecht, Health & Medical Sciences

Whitehall High School

3rd Place, Medical Innovation (Team): Angie Sanchez, Health & Medical Sciences

3rd Place, Medical Innovation (Team): Grace Chehab, Health & Medical Sciences

Kudos to this year’s competitors and congratulations to Joshua, Ryan and our qualifiers. We’re proud of you!

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