Details revealed for DECA/HOSA competitions

Rochelle Mae Ruiz (‘13) prepares her presentation for her upcoming HOSA competition.

DECA and HOSA state competitions are coming up very shortly. With only a short time left to prepare, students are studying and completing any requirements for their events.

“I am really excited for the competition and all the workshops!” SWCTA DECA President Yuen Ying Ha, junior, said.

From Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, DECA members will compete in role plays and/or written events at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Additionally, members will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops.

“I think this competition is important because it expands the organization, gets people involved, and provides super valuable skills you can’t get anywhere else,” Parker Wojciechowski, sophomore, said.

HOSA state competitions will be held from March 22 to March 24 at Palace Station Hotel and Casino, as well as the College of Southern Nevada. Members will be competing in events, such as emergency preparedness, career health display, extemporaneous poster, and CPR.

“It is exciting to see so many students want to attend the HOSA State Leadership Conference in March. As I see the level of excitement grow in preparation for their competition,  I realize how lucky these students are to be able to attend and compete in health care. For me, it is an honor to be part of their successes, to guide them and nurture their excitement about health care,” HOSA advisor Mrs. Vicki Smith said.

For both DECA and HOSA, students who place first, second, or third during state have the opportunity to move on to nationals. DECA’s International Career Development Conference will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah from April 21 to April 24. From June 20 to June 23, the HOSA National Leadership Conference will be located in Orlando, Florida.