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Three HOSA Members Advance To State Competition

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The Sulphur Springs High School Chapter of HOSA Future Health Professionals organization has 111 members, 29 of whom competed at the area contest. Three HOSA members recently were notified that they were advancing to the state contest.

At the Area Spring Leadership Conference, Kate Monk won first place honors and Alex Botello second place honors in the in the Speaking Skills competition. Harley Speed also won first place honors in the Health Career Photography contest during the area leadership conference. The results from their participation in those events at the state conference will be confirmed on March 26.

HOSA Future Health Professionals is a national student organization that promotes career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA Offers 56 Competitive Events that are aligned to the National Healthcare Foundation and Accountability Criteria outlined by the National Consortium for Health Science Education. HOSA members are encouraged to take full advantage of the HOSA National Competitive Events Program, a constantly expanding and improving series of health care related competitive events. Competition within a state is held in the spring as a means of identifying those members eligible for competition at the HOSA National Leadership Conference.

The SSHS students began selecting and preparing for their events in October, with the area contest in January.

Congratulations to Monk, Botello and Speed on their achievements, as well as their advisors, Mandy Hutchings, Brianna Williams and Karla Martinez.

Kate Monk, Harley Speed and Alex Botello advanced from area to state in competitions for future Health Professionals (HOSA).

For more information about HOSA Future Health Professionals and other career and technology student organizations’ (CTSO) activities at Sulphur Springs High School, check out the video, compiled by KSST Intern Kelsea Meadows, featuring presentations made to the Sulphur Springs ISD school board by CTSO officers as part of the school’s CTE Month celebration.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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