Students Advance to National Health Occupation Competition
Students members of the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) clubs at Arrowhead Park Early College High School (APECHS), Las Cruces High School (LCHS), Oñate High School (OHS) and Zia Middle School (ZMS) brought home a combined 48 medals from the HOSA Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference, Feb. 23-25 in Albuquerque, NM.
APECHS students earned 22 medals, LCHS students earned 18 medals, OHS students earned 18 medals and ZMS students earned seven medals, based on individual and team performance in the competition’s 55 health occupation-related categories. The medalists who earned a first-place medal in their category will now go on to compete in the 40th Annual HOSA International Leadership Conference, June 21-24 in Orlando, FL.
HOSA is an international student organization which provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health profession. Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching over 200,000 members through 51 chartered HOSA Associations, American Samoa, Canada, District of Columbia, Germany, Italy, and Puerto Rico.