Posted on April 11, 2022
Categories: CTE Month 2023, News

Jessica Way, an instructor for the Medical Assisting program at FLC, reported on our health students’ success PENN HOSA State Leadership Conference, held this year from March 30th to April 1st  in Valley Forge, PA. In her own words,

“What an amazing year Philly just had at our PA HOSA State Leadership Conference!

Lincoln High School won bronze for their Public Health event!

Kensington Health Science Academy won silver for their Public Health event!  KHSA also took bronze in Public Service Announcement.

FLC was proud to take medals in Health Informatics, Public Service Announcement, Medical Innovation, Prepared Speaking, Researched Persuasive Speaking and Public Service Announcement.  In addition, we are excited to once again have a PA HOSA state officer from Philadelphia – Connor McFarland-Maldonado.

Overall, it was an excellent year and Philadelphia was well represented by all of our students who were unbelievably professional, and if I do say so [myself], quite charming as well. We look forward to slaying the [International Leadership Conference] in Nashville. Big shout out to Monique Adkins, Erin Flynn-Klepczynski, Jena Harris and Fran McAdams who went above and beyond at the conference to ensure that our students had an excellent time. It was quite a whirlwind, and I hope they all put their feet up this past weekend and took a nap!”

For context, HOSA – Future Health Professionals is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) that helps prepare students to enter the healthcare field. There is a charter of HOSA in all 50 states, and PA’s HOSA holds an annual conference—the State Leadership Conference— where high school and college students of health occupations gather to learn, network, and compete!

And compete they did. Amazing job Lincoln High School, Kensington Health Academy, and Franklin Learning Center!

For more information on PENN HOSA, visit their website at