It's HOSA Competition Time Again!
We started on February 28th, Rare Disease Day, when Caitlyn Dill and Rickey Howell presented their information on Maple Syrup Urine Disease to a team of Biomedical Researchers at AI DuPont Hospital, relating not only their research on this rare disease, but also the stories of 2 families with children afflicted with the condition. In the next few weeks 56 more students from the Physical Therapy, Nursing, and Biomed pathways will be competing at the HOSA State Leadership Conference. This year the competition will be held at the University of Delaware’s STAR campus. In addition to their events, students will have the opportunity to engage in many activities and demonstrations the STAR building has to offer.
Our students have been hard at work on their projects including raising awareness for childhood and skin cancer and raising money for both the B+ and the Skin Cancer Foundations. They have visited local middle and elementary schools teaching about germs and stress and have facilitated a Diabetes Management course at the Western YMCA. Others are studying and preparing for tests in such areas as medical terminology, human growth and development, medical spelling and reading, physical therapy, first aid/CPR, and healthy living. Still others are preparing health career displays, taking photographs of healthcare professionals, preparing for the HOSA Bowl trivia competition, and preparing researched persuasive presentations. Two teams created Public Service Announcements on disaster preparedness - check them out!
Competitors who place in the top 3 at the State Conference qualify for the International Leadership Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort in Florida June 20-25th.