Define Your Purpose with HOSA!
"Define Your Purpose."
written by Caroline Reed
These three words were the focus of over 1500 high school students at the Alabama State HOSA competition this year in Montgomery, AL. The Health Occupations Students of America are future health professionals that promote career opportunities in the health care industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for students enrolled in health science education programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.
When asked “How have you defined your purpose while being a HOSA member?”, members replied with these words:
“As President, HOSA has helped me to define my purpose as a leader. It has led me to pursue a career in the health care field. The competition that is available to us has motivated me to go above and beyond in sports medicine.” -Sierra Arbogast
“I may not know what I want to do with my life, but whatever it is, I know my purpose is to help at least one person by making a positive impact on his or her life.” -Elizabeth Kowalczyk
“I always have brought the HOSA spirit to every meeting. Being a HOSA member made me realize I can impact the health field in so many ways, and I will always have a place in the world.” -Dennis Hampton
For the 2019 state competition, New Century’s chapter left a lasting impression in Montgomery. Meggie Mirabella placed 3rd in the state for Medical Spelling. Jackie Le and Meryem Budak placed 1st in their category of Poster Design. Lasonya Spears was selected out of dozens of candidates as the 2019 First Vice President, a State Officer position. Want to join New Century's HOSA? Read more on their club page.