2011 Daily Updates
Friday, June 24
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Day three of the National HOSA Leadership Conference was filled with lots of activity. Competitors and judges were up early to begin a full day of competitions. HOSA exhibitors were busy preparing for a day of visits from conference delegates. Advisors participated in morning and afternoon Leadership University sessions. Local chapter officers attended HOSA University 201.
Fourteen additional Education Symposiums were offered on Friday including topics such as Hands-On Body Systems: Guts-R-Us and Starting a Postsecondary/Collegiate HOSA Chapter. Educational Symposiums at this year’s NLC were outstanding and gave HOSA members an opportunity to learn about many different aspects of healthcare.
The HOSA Showcase allows all conference participants to view the final products of the following HOSA competitions: Medical Photography, MRC Partnership, Community Awareness, Clinical Specialty, Extemporaneous Health Poster, Public Service Announcement and Career Health Display. In addition to the showcase, delegates were also able to watch the final round of HOSA Bowl.
Several events took place off-site this week at Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic, Cypress College and North Orange County Regional Occupational Program. HOSA is grateful for the services these sites have provided for HOSA competitions.
National Recognition Session Highlights
The National Recognition Session celebrated this year’s achievements by recognizing outstanding members, chapters, and states for their continued support of HOSA.
The session began with a special recognition of Bradley Rhodes, a HOSA alumnus currently serving as a Navy Hospital Corpsman. Next, HOSA members paid tribute to America as Loren Benn of California sang the national anthem.
The recognition program began with the most important key to HOSA’s success, our Outstanding HOSA Advisors. HOSA paid tribute to all advisors during the Advisor Tribute Slideshow.
This year marks the first year of HOSA’s partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as its national service project. HOSA welcomed Lisa DeAntona with JDRF to recognize the top financial contributors to the national service. Tennessee was the top state financial contributor raising $20,974 and EVIT HOSA in Arizona was the largest single chapter contributor raising $12,492. HOSA chapters from across the nation helped raise a total of $139,737.31 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The Barbara James Service Award is presented to HOSA members who are dedicated to their communities and the service of others. HOSA partners with the Presidents’ Council on Service and Civic Participation and has certified each recipient of the Barbara James Service Award as leaders with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
HOSA is very grateful for the dedicated service of our local, state and regional student leaders. Each year HOSA recognizes those leaders who have stepped up to lead HOSA into the future as the Outstanding HOSA State Leaders.
Each year Kaiser Permanente sponsors the Health Care Issues Exam and awards the first place secondary and postsecondary winners with a $1,000 cash scholarship. The first place secondary winner was Shayak Sengupta (TX) and the first place postsecondary winner was Daniel Poppenhouse (PA).
In November, chapters from across the state celebrate HOSA week. This past year chapters hosted speakers, raised funds for the service project, recruited new members and attended conference. HOSA congratulates all chapters who participated in HOSA week 2010.
HOSA’s National Recognition Program is designed to recognize and celebrate members who are dedicated to HOSA and our mission. They are hard working, dedicated members who contribute to the success of their chapters.
Many HOSA chapters create newsletters to inform others about their program. Newsletters are a great way to share information and recognize HOSA members for their achievements and successes.
HOSA also recognized those chapters who go above and beyond HOSA's goals, objectives, and programs.
Georgia was recognized as the Most Enthusiastic State and Pennsylvania was recognized as the Most Professional State at this year’s NLC. Congratulations!
Each year, the Voting Delegates select the theme for the next year. The 2011-2012 theme is “HOSA: It’s In Our Hearts to Keep yours Beating” submitted by Ohio HOSA.
For the past year seven extraordinary individuals have led HOSA on the National Executive Council. These officers have pioneered HOSA into a new realm, succeeding membership goals, advocating in Washington and leading HOSA into the next generation of healthcare. National HOSA thanked Rhama Mkuu, Nicole Scott, Nzuekoh Nchinda, Chase Edwards, Shayna Mooney, James Newman, Sean Sheffer and Claire Lucas for all their hard work this year with the officer tribute slideshow.
In addition to voting for the new theme and service project, Voting Delegates also elected the new. The newly elected National Executive Officers are:
Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice-President: Sara Sapp (FL)
Region I Vice-President: Tayla Brown (AZ)
Region II Vice-President: Nathalie Figueroa (FL)
Region III Vice-President: Nabil Islam (NJ)
Postsecondary/Collegiate Board Representative: Warche Downing (NC)
Secondary Board Representative: Brittany Woods (CA)
President-Elect: David Kelly (OK)
President: Sean Sheffer
Congratulations to the newly elected 2011-2012 National HOSA Executive Council! They have an exciting year ahead of them and will surely represent HOSA to the best of their abilities.
HOSA congratulates all members and advisors recognized at this year’s National Recognition Session.
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