Moloka‘i High School sophmore Mallory Go won first place at the Hawai‘i HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) National Leadership Conference, held from Feb. 26 to 27 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Go competed against other Hawai‘i high school students in epidemiology –– or the study of the distribution, incidence and control of disease in a population –– by taking a standardized exam and won first place.
Go will represent the state of Hawai‘i and Moloka‘i High School at the International HOSA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. this June.
The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience.”
Go is a yonsei descendant and the great-grand- daughter of the late Richard Sakata, who founded Molokai Drugs in 1935.