Community Service Recognition

MRC PartnershipSpitelle, TaliaConrad Schools of Science
Barbara James Services AwardShahid GershomSilverSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardCarter, Devin BronzeSussex Tech

Barbara James Services Award Carter, Lauren BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardCarter, Lauren BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardDesire, Jonte' BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardHandy, CollinBronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardHastings, Gabrielle BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardMauricette, Jessica BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardMcMahon, Riley BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardMitchell, Karrsin BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardMood, Kristine BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardTorres-Vanegas, Daysi BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardTrimble, Claire BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardVenables, Hannah BronzeSussex Tech
Barbara James Services AwardWalter, Gavin BronzeSussex Tech


Students placing in the Top 3 of their competitive event at the Delaware HOSA State Leadership Conference are eligible to compete at the International Leadership Conference.  This year’s ILC is being held in Orlando, FL June 21-24, 2017.  To learn more about this conference please visit the national website at


Congratulations to the Central Middle School Chapter of Delaware HOSA, Future Health Professionals. The CMS HOSA students competed in their second state conference on March 10, 2016.  Below are the results from the day.

Health Career Display

Gold Medal- Victoria Anwanyu & Cheyenne Pfeiffer

Silver Medal – Abby Olshenske & Amanda Carey

Health Education

Gold Medal – Autumn Tkachuk & Carter Crumpler

Silver Medal – Jada Caldwell, Azaria Lewis, & Dylan Tucker

Medical Terminology

Gold medal –  Jaisri Davis

Silver medal – Kaylee Wright

Bronze medal – Mahogany George


Winners qualified to participate in the International HOSA competition in Nashville, TN in June 2016.

Way to go Central Middle School!!!

On Monday, February 29th, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE and Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals co-sponsored a competitive event to encourage student engagement and to support policies and practices that facilitate research, encourage innovation, and advance awareness and understanding of rare diseases. Student teams from nine Delaware schools prepared a visual display about a rare disease, their research efforts, and a proposed cure/treatment or way to improve quality of life related to the condition. It was a great success!!  To view more about this event, visit the national Rare Disease Day website:

Wilmington, DE – On Friday, February 27th, the Delaware HOSA, Future Health Professionals, joined forces with Nemours to celebrate National Rare Disease Day. The celebration took place in the Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Atrium of the Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children. In addition to raising awareness of rare and chronic pediatric diseases, the students’ displays and presentations were judged by a group of distinguished judges from Nemours. The students also had the opportunity to meet with the family of a child with a rare disease, interview a Nemours researcher, and raise funds for rare disease research. Students from St. Georges Technical High School, Polytech High School, Howard High School, Hodgson Vocational Technical High school, Delcastle High school, Conrad School of Sciences, and Cape Henlopen High School along with their advisors prepared for since the beginning of the school year for the Rare Disease Day celebration. While the fundraising campaign remains active until March 27th, as of the day of the event the students raised over $4000 from this event that will be used for rare disease research.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a national student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, collegiate and adult students enrolled in health science education. The Delaware high school chapter of HOSA started in 2011 and has been working with Nemours since last summer on the Rare Disease Day celebration. “Rare Disease Day is a world-wide celebration that brings awareness to rare diseases. It has been a perfect partnership between Nemours and Delaware HOSA in getting HOSA students involved in raising awareness and learning about rare disease research. Delaware HOSA gives a special thank you to the physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals and families who participated in the event.” said the Delaware State Advisor for HOSA, Dr.Peg Enslen.

This year, 80 countries and regions worldwide have been involved in awareness-raising activities around the slogan day-by-day, hand-in-hand. Visit the Rare Disease website to read about the Nemours and Delaware HOSA partnership as well as many other celebrations around the world at


Two students will represent Delaware as delegates to the 52st annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C., in March.

Secretary of Education Mark Murphy selected Tiddy Mauti, a Hodgson Vocational Technical School senior, and William Bounds, a Delmar High School senior, as the First State’s delegates. U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons announced the names.

Both delegates serve as their senior class presidents. Mauti also is state president of Delaware’s Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)  association, National Honor Society president and a supporter/volunteer for numerous nonprofits and charities, including Special Olympics, Stockings for Soldiers, Relay for Life and Toys for Tots. Already having earned her CNA certification, she plans to pursue a career in psychiatric pharmacy. Bounds is president of his local chapter of the Business Professionals of America and a volunteer with numerous charities and drives within his school, including organizer of a school blood drive. He plans to pursue a degree in computer/electrical engineering and be active in politics.

Appoquinimink High School’s Nicholas Laughman was selected as an alternate. Alexander Ribgy, a student at Charter School of Wilmington, originally was selected as a delegate but is unable to attend the program.

“In addition to their outstanding academic accomplishments, these students also have demonstrated a commitment to volunteering and public service,” Murphy said. “This program will give them the opportunity to build their knowledge and grow their skills so they can continue to lead in their schools, community and our state.”

During Washington Week, March 8 to 15, the delegates will attend meetings and briefings with Senators and Congressional staff, the President, a Justice of the Supreme Court, leaders of cabinet agencies, an Ambassador to the United States and members of the national media. The students, who will stay at the historic Mayflower Hotel, also will tour national monuments and museums.

The competitive, merit-based program brings together 104 top high school students – two from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity – for an intensive, week-long study of the federal government and those who lead it. The students rank academically n the top one percent of their states among high school juniors and seniors and have shown outstanding leadership abilities and commitment to volunteer work.

The aim is for delegates to complete the program with a more profound knowledge of the American political process and a lifelong commitment to public service. The chief educational officer in each state – the Secretary of Education in Delaware — selects the delegates after nomination by teachers and principals.

Transportation and all expenses are paid for by the Hearst Foundations, which also provides each of the 104 student delegates with a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to continue coursework in government, history and public affairs.