HOSA members start choosing areas for competition Students plan to compete in many different medical categories ranging from dentistry to CPR testing

HOSA students pose for their annual group photo for the yearbook on February 19, 2020. Members are currently selecting their areas to compete in. “I enjoyed it in person a lot during my freshman year and can’t wait to compete again this April.”
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Like many other clubs, students in HOSA will be attending their annual state leadership conference virtually in April. 

“I’m actually pretty excited to go to HOSA SLC again,” sophomore Mariel Batara said. “I went my freshman year and I had so much fun, but now that it’s online this time I’m not really sure how it’ll go, but I’m still looking forward to it.”

SLC is a statewide conference where all the HOSA chapters come together to compete against in different medical-related events. It was originally planned for Reno, but because of COVID-19, it is going to be held virtually on Google Meet.  

“Although I am unsure if I am actually going to do it, I am trying to prepare by reading the event guidelines for each of the specific topics I want to maybe compete in,” junior Ruth Shiferaw said. “I would also try to ask the current officers and the adviser for any last-minute preparations and see if there are other resources I could use.” 

Students who choose to attend will be competing in categories such as dental science, clinical nursing, CPR, CERT, and more. 

“Even though it will be different than previous years it doesn’t mean it won’t be exciting,” junior Kylie Tran said. “I’ve always loved competing so even though we’re not experiencing it first hand I still want to win and compete. To prepare for the health career poster event I’ve been researching about pharmacists and I’ve also been planning out the layout of our poster and presentation with my partner Emily Tran.”

Winners will have an opportunity to attend the Future HOSA International Leadership Conference in June.

“I am excited for the things that can come from this event,” junior Kylie Tran said. “This conference is like a door that opens into many new and exciting opportunities and I just can’t wait to get started.”