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MHS Students Qualify for National Competition

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By Sue Forbes

Two Molokai High students, Paul Parker and Luke Kikukawa, have qualified for the national Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition that will be held in Nashville, Tenn. from June 25-30 this summer.  The teammates advanced to nationals after placing fourth in the recent HOSA state competition that was held at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu on Feb. 20-21.  Their competition category at the national HOSA event will be CPR and First Aid.

Molokai High mentor and health careers teacher, John Van Ornum, credited the two young men with their hard work and effort in this their second year of competition.  Van Ornum wished the boys success at the national event and thanked their Molokai General Hospital mentors, Cora Harris, Melony Parker and Dino Fontes for the long hours they spent preparing the boys for their competition.

In the meantime, these two Molokai High students will need to raise over $1,000 each to attend this mainland competition.  If you would like to contribute money toward their trip, they are fundraising this month.  For $10 you can purchase a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and $4 of this total will go to support travel to Nationals.  Look for Luke and Paul in Kaunakakai selling tickets. Doughnut delivery will be in town on the morning of Saturday, May 4.


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