On January 12th and 13th our very own health academy students went to PSC to compete in the regional HOSA competition. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Student Association, and it was created for middle and high school students wanting to go into the healthcare field. At the spring conference the students get to compete in an event of their choosing. There are tons of different events to choose from. Some events are team events like Forensic Medicine and single events like Nursing Assisting. Senior Willow Currie said, “I competed in scrapbooking with a group of three other girls. We had to capture moments from our class and describe what we do on a daily basis. HOSA has helped me so much these past four years to gain new friendships and learn many new things about the medical field, plus they give us food!” This year about 25 students placed high enough to move onto the state competition in Orlando this April. One of biggest wins of the day were seniors Andrew Dorsey and Kyler Strange. They have been competing in Forensic Medicine every year and this year they received 1st place. Kyler said, “Winning was an awesome experience, especially on our last time ever.” Junior Vinny Savarino placed first in Physical Therapy, along with Ben Linkous and John Finelli who placed first in CPR and First Aid. When asked about his HOSA experience Ben Linkous said, “HOSA has allowed me to get early experience in the medical field allowing me to view possible careers for the future.” Congratulations to all of our HOSA winner and we wish you all the best competing at state!