FHS pair place high at HOSA International

The awards keep coming for Farragut High School students, as Karry Su and David Lee won national recognition this summer at HOSA International Leadership Conference.

The two were among seven FHS HOSA students who attended the International Leadership Conference in Dallas Thursday through Saturday, June 27-30 — and were ranked nationally in their competitive categories.

Su, who is a rising senior, placed 10th in Knowledge Test for Human Growth and Development. Lee, who will be a sophomore this fall, placed fifth in Medical Spelling.

Other students who attended were Kevin Wang, Amy Shu, Ashley Dai, Weifeng Zhang and Humayl Malik. All had won state HOSA honors in March, which made them eligible to attend the International Conference, where competitive events were held in a variety of categories.

HOSA is a student organization for those who are considering potential careers in the health profession.

Michelle Carver, Farragut HOSA club sponsor, accompanied the group. Carver, who also teaches health science and diagnostic medicine at FHS, said the group “had a great trip,” which also included a tour of downtown Dallas, seeing a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and visiting Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

She said FHS typically has high-performing HOSA students at the state level, sending at least two to nationals each year.

“This was a larger group than went last year,” Carver said, noting the students’ dedication to their subjects led them to provide funds out-of-pocket to ensure they could attend the event.