Upcoming Events
  • 5/24 MAKEUP TESTING
  • 5/23 SENIOR BREAKFAST
  • 5/24 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
The Online Source for J.W. Mitchell High School News

The Hoofbeat

The Hoofbeat

The Hoofbeat

Print Edition

Finding your people

HOSA starts for the new year
+Erin+Hayes+%28%E2%80%9826%29+models+the+past+HOSA+shirt.+
Hay
Erin Hayes (‘26) models the past HOSA shirt.

With school back in session, clubs are starting back up, one of the many clubs being the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). With many more students joining the school this year some may be looking for clubs that can help enhance their social engagement or possibly introduce them to a career path they would like to pursue. HOSA, a club based on helping you find your way into the medical field or the academy could be the first step.

Erin Hayes (’26) a member of HOSA explains why she decided to join.

“I do plan on joining the medical field and I think HOSA will help as it will give me a foundation for the medical field and a good step in the right direction,” Hayes said.

HOSA has plans for making more of an outreach this year. President of HOSA, Lina Elshaer (‘24) shares her plans for the year.

“I plan on accomplishing spreading HOSA more this year, I feel like people really only think it’s for people who want to go into the medical field but I feel everyone could benefit from joining HOSA because it helps out so much in the community,” Elshaer said.

Making memories in HOSA hasn’t been too hard for past members. They have the ability to further their knowledge with topics ranging from the basics of medical to niche sections with competitions held in the beginning of the second semester. Members will have the opportunity to go to Winter Haven and compete in presentation, debate, or test taking styles using their knowledge of the medical topic they sign up for and see other medical related events too. If they place then they will have the opportunity to go to Orlando for nationals.

Elshaer has competed in competitions since her sophomore year and is planning on continuing this year with the cultural diversity category.

“It was rough but I plan on doing it again,” Elshaer said.

HOSA is already starting their fundraisers for the year. The first one being ten dollar leis that are being sold to help out the Maui wildfire disaster. They also have their upcoming blood drive at the end of August. These fundraisers coming up can be the chance to really connect with people of the same goal and be a chance to meet new people.

“It’s so fun, you meet new people through all the events and competitions they have,” Samantha Barnes (‘24) said.

If looking to get ahead in service hours or looking for a club that may help out on college applications this club could jump start the year.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Hoofbeat
$100
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of J.W. Mitchell High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Donate to The Hoofbeat
$100
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All The Hoofbeat Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *