What's New?

Region Online Testing

Included here is the information about region online testing. Registration is open now, and it will close the day after the Vegas Rally.

Please let the state staff know if you have questions!

Pin Design Contest

Pin Design Entries are due December 1. The Pin Design Guidelines are here for your reference.

Nominating Committee Process Update

The Board of Trustees adopted a new policy and process for the nominating committee. It is very important to read this – please let Mike Oechsner know if you have questions. This year, the nominating committee will be selected from eligible students, advisors, state officers, and board members – it will not be a set number of representatives from each chapter. The new policy is here.

ILC Drops

Nevada HOSA has adopted a new drop policy for the International Leadership Conference. That policy is included here. Students who change their mind on attending ILC after April 15 will be responsible for a cancellation fee.

Observers at Competitive Events at SLC

Nevada HOSA is going to continue keeping competitive events closed to observers – however, we will select one event each year that will be open. We have not yet selected this year’s event – but do know that we will have one event open to observers this year, and we will announce that event with the SLC Guide.

Student Recognition at SLC

For the 2017 State Leadership Conference, Nevada HOSA is going to continue recognizing the top five in each event. As we continue to grow, we will consider expanding that to the top ten.

Nevada HOSA Award Sponsors

Nevada HOSA has launched an award sponsor program. We encourage all chapters to assist in recruiting award sponsors! The award sponsor materials are included here. Also, whomever recruits the most award sponsors will receive a Nevada HOSA jacket.

Middle School HOSA

Nevada HOSA is very excited to move forward with activities for Middle Level HOSA. We need advisor support in how we do this – and we are looking for volunteers! If you are interested in supporting this effort, please let Mike Oechsner know so that you can be included on the committee.

NAMI – National Service Project

NAMI will have a representative at the Reno Leadership Rally (and hopefully Las Vegas, but it is not confirmed yet) to share more information about how our students can support them. We do again encourage students to take the NAMI Stigma Free Pledge – more information can be found here:


Chapter Leadership Council

Please be sure that your chapter officers know that our monthly chapter officer leadership meetings will always be the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. If they have questions or need more information, please have them contact Henry Liang, our State President, at president@nevadahosa.org.

Leadership Rallies

We are looking forward to two great Leadership Rallies next month! This year, the Rallies are going virtual and will have a conference App (no paper programs). The App is available in the App Store for both Android and iPhone – simply search for Nevada CTSO and download the App! The conference team is already loading content, so your students can download now and start planning their days!

Event Manager Roles for SLC

Over the coming few weeks, you are going to start hearing from Luetta Mann about your Event Manager roles. Luetta serves us in Nevada as the Competition Manager, and she also represents Nevada as a member of the National Competitive Events Team, and she’s really the expert in events to help you be ready for SLC.