|We finally made it|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:32|
F.H.P.S. HOSA Students and Advisor
F.H.P.S. Students, Friends and State Officers in Montgomery.
On February 9-10th seven of the 12 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) members
from Fairfield High Preparatory School, accompanied by our teacher Ms. Willia Hite-Vain, attended
the 2012 State Leadership Conference. The State’s HOSA Leadership Conference was held in Montgomery, Alabama at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Spa.
The members attending were: Jasmine Gaddis, Bria Tyner, Felecia Crumble, Alexis Pettis, Diamond Dortch, Jaray Johnson, and Jonathan Gardner.
We were among more than 750 other HOSA students from across Alabama. Students competed in more than 45 competitive events and attended leadership workshops. We competed in Creative Problems Solving and Pharmacology. Pharmacology is the study of medicine. In the competition of Pharmacology the students were given 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete a test. It consisted of knowing how medications travel through the body, the adverse reaction of medications, dosage calculations, and other important information.
The HOSA members at FHPS are a family that is part of a bigger family called Alabama HOSA. The conference helped to expose the students to each other and to the health care professionals of the future.
We were elated to be afforded the opportunity to participate in this conference. The exposure has been great and opens doors for future competitive events. These events allow students to assess their knowledge and skills. This assessment allows the students to do a self-assessment for sincere career goals, and educational preparation for their desired goals.
The members of HOSA have decided to promote recruitment and plan appropriate fund-raisers so more students will be able to experience the diversities offered at the conference.
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is the Career Technical Student Organization that is an integral part of the Health Science Programs. It is secondary and post secondary. Therefore, high school students will compete with college students and they have fun. They believe that LEARNING IS FUN!