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Bridgeland HS seniors place first at HOSA International Conference

Bridgeland High School seniors, from left, Dathri Gundhappa, Jennifer Lin, Sarvani Nookala and Puneet Pahl
Bridgeland High School seniors, from left, Dathri Gundhappa, Jennifer Lin, Sarvani Nookala and Puneet Pahl, earned a first place finish their public service announcement at the Health Occupation Students of America International Leadership Conference, held virtually June 23-26.

July 20, 2021—Bridgeland High School seniors Puneet Pahl, Sarvani Nookala, Jennifer Lin and Dathri Gundhappa placed first for their public service announcement at the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) International Leadership Conference, held virtually June 23-26.  

HOSA is an extracurricular program that is designed to develop future health care leaders through student lead activities. Through HOSA, students can compete in regional, state and international competitions in different categories. The group of Bridgeland seniors placed in the top three in the public service announcement category at the state competition to advance to the international conference.

In addition to creating a PSA, Pahl, Nookala, Lin and Gundhappa had to give a presentation and be interviewed by a panel of judges at the international conference competition.

“I am so incredibly proud of these students for what they have accomplished,” said Denise Bishop, Bridgeland HOSA sponsor. “They started working and planning for their event very early last school year. These competitions are so competitive and placing at the regional and state level is quite an amazing accomplishment. For them to place first at the international level against students from all over the U.S. and several other countries is the perfect reward for the dedication and hard work these students have demonstrated throughout their years at Bridgeland. I am so very proud of them and happy that they will one day have careers in the medical field.”

Visit the HOSA website for more information and visit YouTube to view the winning PSA.