Two members of HOSA advanced to State for placing at the Area competition for future health professionals on Friday, Jan. 25. Students Pavithra Gopalakris and Nabeela Mariha, who were among the top three in their respective categories, will compete at the state level in San Antonio on March 27-31.

Gopalakris placed first in Public Speaking and Mariha placed second in Medical Photography.

The students will join 59 other Keller ISD HOSA state qualifiers at the meet in San Antonio.

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) prepares students for future health-related professions and teaches them about healthcare issues in the world. They take field trips to different sites, such as medical facilities, to learn more about the career field. HOSA strengthens leadership skills and promotes good health profession practices.