The East Wake High School HOSA, Future Health Professionals chapter has been recognized nationwide as an “Outstanding HOSA Chapter” at the 2015 HOSA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Brianna Satterwhite, 2014-15 Historian of East Wake HOSA, led a committee to document all East Wake HOSA activities for the past school year. After earning the same recognition at the state level during the March conference, East Wake HOSA earned the right to compete at the national level.
National HOSA recognizes local chapters for excellent achievements and development of leadership skills.
East Wake High School students A.J. Swaim, Madison Aycock, Satterwhite and Raymond Serrano attended the national gathering from June 23-28 along with 8,850 other students from across the nation.
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Satterwhite represented North Carolina and East Wake in the Outstanding HOSA chapter competition.
Serrano, who earned the bronze medal for Pharmacology Knowledge Test at the 39th Annual North Carolina HOSA Leadership conference, represented East Wake and North Carolina in the Pharmacology Knowledge Test.
Aycock, who placed in the top 10 for Pathophysiology Knowledge Test at the state leadership conference represented East Wake and North Carolina in the health care issues exam.
Swaim, who along with teammate Matthew Etheridge placed in the top 10 for Community Emergency Response Team at the state conference, represented East Wake and North Carolina in the health care issues exam.
East Wake HOSA has over 100 members who plan to one day become health care professionals. By participating in HOSA, students have the opportunity to explore different health fields, develop leadership skills and serve their school and community. Advisers for East Wake HOSA are Sandy Tyndall and Pam Lister. The career technical student organization holds its membership drive in August and September.