Club Spotlight: HOSA

Club Name: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Teacher Sponsor: Jean Poston (Room 201)

2011-2012 President: Eugenie Song, senior

HOSA is a national organization designed to prepare students for a career in the medical field. On the Leander campus HOSA is firmly established with well over thirty members.

Anyone interested in medicine will find an array of opportunity in HOSA. Volunteer work at local hospitals allows students to become acquainted with real medical professionals. In addition to that, HOSA looks mighty fine on college applications, particularly on those seeking an early start medical program.

The typical HOSA meeting includes an officers’ address regarding upcoming events and a student presentation over a designated HOSA topic. Sweetening the deal, all HOSA meetings keep the members refreshed with drinks and snacks such as cookies or chips.

As a club, HOSA participates in a variety of volunteer activities such as the Autism Walk and Whitestone Elementary School’s Fall Festival. HOSA also hosts blood drives. Club members may attend HOSA competitions, which feature events that range from persuasive speaking to clinical specialty. The competition offers the opportunity for prestige as it extends to the national level, and for seniors, there’s the chance for college scholarships.