HOSA Blood Drive and SLC Competition Results

Blood Drive 2021

Blood Drive 2021

Hannah Evans, Contributor

Recently, the HOSA chapter at Bob Jones led the way at the annual State Leadership Conference (SLC). As the club for Future Healthcare Professionals, HOSA focuses on student learning opportunities in healthcare, volunteering, and competition. Recently, Bob Jones competed at SLC for a chance to compete internationally in Nashville, Tennessee June 22-25, 2022. The theme for this year’s conference is “Shatter Your Expectations.” Bob Jones HOSA certainly did. In fact, Bob Jones has one of the largest HOSA chapters in Alabama! With forty-five students competing this year, Bob Jones had an impressive number of twenty-six students that placed in the Top 6 of their event! With over sixty competing events, Bob Jones competed in nineteen. Through late night and early morning studying sessions, Bob Jones established and celebrated its dedication, hard work, and excellence with its achievements. Bob Jones is proud to have Emma Karl, Nini Nguyen, and Samanvi Vootukuri receive the Alabama HOSA Scholarship. Nini Nguyen also received the Barbara James Service Award. From this chapter, the 1st Vice President and Secretary Nini Nguyen, one of four of the Alabama State Officers, performed at the conference. Even though this was her last conference as a senior and as a state officer, she left proud, passing the torch to another Bob Jones High School HOSA member Emily Lee! Now, as the next 1st Vice President and Secretary, Emily Lee will be representing Bob Jones as well as all of Alabama HOSA. Congratulations! 

The top 3 ranking students in each event are guaranteed a spot to compete at ILC (International Leadership Conference).

Featured below is the list of the top 6 winners that placed from Bob Jones High School:

1st Place Winners:

Thais Arslanbekov- Behavioral Health

Elaine Bao- Nutrition

Benjamin Gunasekaran- Pathophysiology

Soorya Ramesh- Medical Law and Ethics

Connor Nguyen- Pharmacy Science


2nd Place Winners: 

Gwendolyn Sexton- Medical Law and Ethics

Jackie Sullivan- Biomedical Laboratory Science

Pranav Ramesh- Dental Science

Alecia Walker- Physical Therapy

Areej Gouda, Maribel Marrero, Dhara Patel- Biomedical Debate

Anna Grider and Maanasi Limaye- Forensic Science


3rd Place Winners: 

Puja Chopade- Pathophysiology

Emma Kate Lindsey- Biomedical Laboratory Science

Xueer Chen, Swetha Jakka, Thomas Nguyen, Aubteen Pour-Biazar- Biomedical Debate


Winners in the Top 6:

Angel Anderson, Morgan Dunham, Morgan Meyers- Creative Problem Solving

Anna Butler- Pathophysiology

Hannah Evans- Medical Reading

Emma Karl- Epidemiology


As well as achieving academic excellence, Bob Jones focuses on helping the community. Right now, the US is struggling to keep up with the constant need of blood for transfusions and surgeries. Due to the time and season, there is a current national shortage of blood. Bob Jones will be holding a blood drive on April 22nd in the Small Gym from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Make sure to spread the word to friends and family. You must be sixteen years or older to donate. If you are sixteen, you must fill out a parental consent form. You will receive complimentary snacks and a t-shirt for helping the community! Make sure to save the date! 

Student Blood Donation Sign-up 

Community Blood Donation Sign-up