Members of East Wake High’s HOSA attended the 38th annual N.C. HOSA conference March 27-29 in Greensboro, at the Joseph Koury Convention Center. Representing East Wake School of Health Science were: Hamza Ahmed, Omar Ahmed, Ashlyn Barbee, Anna Chambers, Rachel Cockrell, Kaitlyn Edson, Madisyn Green, Logan Jackson, Bethany McGlyn, Christina Miller, Nicole Nowell, Makayla Piggott, Raymond Serrano, Maggie Swaim, Katelyn Tarnaski and Lauren Thiede. Anahi Lopez Gomez and Janet Torres represented East Wake School of Integrated Technology members of East Wake HOSA.
Nowell claimed the gold medal for Outstanding HOSA Chapter. McGlyn, Piggott and Tarnaski placed in the top 10 for Health Education. Omar Ahmed placed in the top 10 for Medical Law and Ethics. These students will be advancing to the National HOSA competition which will be held June 25-29 in Orlando, Fla.
The District 3 HOSA competition, which was held in November 2013, served as a qualifier for some of the state events. Chambers and Cockrell earned the District 3 gold medal for their Health Career Display on neonatal nursing. Swaim and Serrano earned the District 3 silver medal for CPR/First Aid Team Event. Jackson earned the District 3 bronze medal for extemporaneous poster on concussions. Thiede earned the District 3 bronze medal for medical math. Miller placed in the top 10 for Job Seeking Skills.
HOSA – Future Health Professionals is a medical club for students seeking to pursue a career in the health care field. Competitive events are held at the district, state and national levels. In addition to participating in competitive events, HOSA members serve their schools and communities in various ways.