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April 27, 2017

FHS students place at state health conference

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Advisor Margaret Blevins with Fauquier High School HOSA state winners Meredyth Canard, Natalie Barrera, Searra Richardson and Gabriela Oporto.
Fauquier High School junior Meredyth Canard and sophomore Natalie Barrera placed third in the state in the medical photography and epidemiology competition at the HOSA (Future Health Professionals) State Leadership Conference.

The competition took place March 10-12 in Williamsburg.

As third-place state winners both students will have the opportunity to compete at the HOSA International Leadership Conference June 21-24 in Orlando, Fla.

More than 1,100 secondary and post-secondary students competed in 55 events at the conference.

Meredyth also placed fifth in clinical specialty, and Natalia placed fifth in medical innovations.

Fauquier seniors Gabriela Oporto placed fourth in medical math and Searra Richardson placed fifth in nurse aide.

Awards went to all students who placed in the top five in the state.

Margaret Blevins acts as the HOSA advisor at Fauquier High School.

HOSA is an international student organization with the mission to “promote career opportunities in the health care industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.”

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