GIFT program has three national winners at HOSA International Conference

Contributed Photo: From left, GIFT students Rachelle Gutierrez-Pharmacy, Moriah Guy (third place in Nursing Assistant), Courtney Davis (first place in Home Health Aide), and McKayla Wilson (third place in Physical Therapy), pose while at the HOSA International Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Four students from the Gila Institute for Technology program recently competed in the International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida from June 18 to June 23.

Courtney Davis placed first nationally in the Home Health Aide. Moriah Guy placed third nationally in Nursing Assistant. McKayla Wilson placed third nationally in Physical Therapy.  Rachelle Gutierrez competed in Pharmacy.

These students were accompanied by their HOSA advisor Marianne Taylor. We are so excited for these students winning, placing, and competing nationally. They are all outstanding young ladies who will continue with their post-secondary education. All four were Arizona HOSA state winners in their perspective fields to qualify for nationals. 

To learn more about the GIFT program please talk to your local high school counselor, check out our website at, or call 928-348-3393 for more information.