“Define Your Purpose” was the slogan for the 42nd International HOSA Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. Over 11,000 HOSA members were in attendance, and four of those were from Clarke County, MS.
Students attended general sessions, learned from outstanding speakers, i.e. the U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. and Dr. Steve Robbins, Student of Human Behavior, Inclusion and Belonging, Neuroscientist.
Along with enjoying the benefits of being so close to Disney World and Universal Studios, Natalie Pearson and Elli Satcher participated in the Healthcare Issues exam. Natalie also competed in Physical Therapy. Shakeeb Anderson and Edward McNail competed in Certified Emergency Response Team skills.
HOSA adviser and Health Science teacher Julie Owen accompanied the students and returned with rave reviews, “They did an outstanding job representing our school and community in these events! I’m just so very proud of them! They also had some fun at Disney and Universal Studios. We all thank our school district and the community for their support of our HOSA students. There are really no words to describe the positive impact international conferences provide for our students. It is about leadership, serving, challenging, and motivating our students to define their purpose.”
Not only are we extremely proud of these students and thankful to Mrs. Owens for her leadership, but we also want to congratulate The Clarke County Career and Technology Center as they were recognized at the international event in the category of HOSA Happenings for Our Chapter Newsletter.
Once again, we love how our students and teachers represent us “on the road”.