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WEST HAVEN, April 23, 2021 — (Pictured): West Haven High School junior Lance Andriulli, second from left, receives a gold medal in the school atrium Friday, April 23, for winning the public speaking competition at last month’s virtual Spring State Leadership Conference of the Connecticut chartered association of HOSA-Future Health Professionals.
Shown with Andriulli are, from left, Principal Dana Paredes, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and junior Nabiha Khan, a co-president of the school’s HOSA Club.
Andriulli received the medal from his HOSA adviser, Valerie Cosenza, a registered nurse who teaches nursing at the school, for his four-minute-winning video, “Unlocking Your Potential.” He was joined at the midday ceremony by his grandmother, Theresa Andriulli.
HOSA, headquartered in Southlake, Texas, is an international organization of high school and postsecondary students that supports career development in health care professions.
The student-led organization aims to empower members to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience.
(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)