HOSA students attend leadership conference
Published 10:45 am Monday, August 15, 2016
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Crenshaw County Schools Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) members attended this summer’s leadership conference.
Students who placed at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in February were eligible to attend the ILC. Students participating were Kaitlin Galloway, Bailey Wilson, Layken Sanders, Dimitrius Winks, Gracie Roberts, Kyndal Staley, Grace Grosenbach and Tony Fang. Advisors in attendance were Becky Cornelius and Tabitha Hall.
Over 9,200 HOSA members, advisors and guests participated in HOSA’s first-ever International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, June 22-25. HOSA-Future Health Professionals from all over the country, Canada, American Samoa and Puerto Rico came together to compete, learn and share their HOSA experiences.
Conference highlights included 57 health-related competitive events, 147 educational workshops, keynote addresses from VADM Vivek Murthy, M.D., the U.S. Surgeon General and Brad Montague, creator of Kid President, and a special celebration for HOSA’s 40th Anniversary.
Those members recognized and awarded during the conference were as follows: Barbara James Service Award winners for having over 100 hours of community service hours with the organization: Kaitlin Galloway, Bailey Wilson, Layken Sanders and Megan Hudson. Bailey Wilson was awarded in the recognition category of HOSA Chapter Reflections for her completion of the club’s scrapbook.
Gracie Roberts was a finalist in the top 10 in the nation in the competitive event category of Medical Photography. The club overall was recognized for its contributions to the HOSA National Service Project that raised funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Advisor, Becky Cornelius, was awarded the Region II Outstanding HOSA Advisor sponsored through Goodheart-Willcox Outstanding Service Awards that recognizes three local HOSA chapter advisors in the nation, one from each HOSA region who have made outstanding contributions of local, regional, state and national significance to the promotion, development and progress of HOSA–Future Health Professionals.