Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Quote of the Day:
"The Leadership Academy was awesome! Mr. Booden taught us
the lesson of the butterfly, and how we have to learn to spread
our wings. I seriously walked away thinking about my life. The whole
session really rocked!" - Kristin McAbee,
Smoky Mountain High School, North Carolina
State Presidents were invited
to a reception, sponsored by the National HOSA Executive Council.
89 State Officers took part in leadership training
activities as part of HOSA Leadership Academy.
National Officer Candidates must pass a written
exam of HOSA Knowledge and Parliamentary Procedure in order to qualify
to run for a National Office. Those HOSA members who passed the
officer exam on their dream to become a HOSA National Officer are:
Tamira Cole (TN)
Tiffany Davis (CA)
Nili Goldberg (PA)
Jennifer Jeansonne (TN)
Adam Kilcrease (AL)
Adam Prim (NC)
Averill Reynolds (WV)
Nathan Rudder (KY)
Katherine Sigmon (KY)
James Tyus (AR)
Lucia Martarano participates
in an icebreaker at the State President's reception.
The HOSA Competitive Events Program staff is
working hard to prepare for 3363 competitors in 48 competitive events.
In their business meeting, a new event was approved to be piloted
in 2002-03. The new event - Clinical Specialty - is a skill development
event specifically for health and medical careers that are not served
through existing HOSA events. The Clinical Specialty event will
include career research, skill development, and work-based learning
In other Competitive Events news, HOSA members
will want to look for significant changes in the HOSA National
Recognition Program. New event guidelines will be available
on this web site in September.