The 2019 International Leadership Conference (ILC) of HOSA-Future Health Professionals (formerly Health Occupations Students of America) was held June 19-22 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Cary Academy had two students who qualified to represent North Carolina at the conference after placing in the Top 3 in the state at the State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Charlotte in March: Liya Chen (Class of 2019), who placed 3rd at the SLC in Pharmacology and Eric Wang (Class of 2020) who placed 1st in Epidemiology.
At the conclusion of the 2019 ILC, Eric Wang was awarded 1st place in Epidemiology of all secondary students worldwide! This is a phenomenal accomplishment and a HOSA first for Cary Academy!
According to HOSA advisor, Troy Weaver, Liya invested tremendous preparation for her competitive exam and will now take her knowledge to UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was admitted to their competitive pharmacy program!