The Mount Pleasant High School chapter of HOSA: Future Health Professionals competed at the HOSA State Conference at the beginning of April. While the actual conference was cancelled due to COVID-19, qualifying students were able to submit their entries electronically. Two Mount Pleasant High School students have advanced to Nationals and two earned scholarships for their involvement with HOSA during their high school years.
Abby Mason advanced in Health Care Issues exam. In this tested event, students answer questions regarding the top topics occurring in health care at this time.
Grace Whitten advanced in HOSA Happenings, a newspaper-style event in which the student writes about the chapter events/involvement with their community.
Additionally, Mason and Hilda Rodriguez were awarded Theodore Justice Memorial Scholarships for their contributions to HOSA. Rodriguez received $2000 while Mason earned $1000.
“I am very proud of Grace and Abby for advancing to the International Leadership Conference,” said MPHS HOSA adviser, Kristi Houchin. “With the conference going virtual this summer, it will be a difference experience for our students compared to past experiences. Normally, each student is given state pins to exchange with other students to allow everyone to meet new people, learn from others, and possibly make new friends. I am sad that they will miss the experience of ILC with students from across the United States as well as Puerto Rico and Mexico.”
The HOSA virtual National Conference will be held June 24-27.