Get connected with your fellow HOSA members and achieve recognition for your chapter through the Nevada HOSA Instagram Challenge!
There will be a total of 10 challenges…one per week until SLC. For each challenge, you and your fellow chapter members can participate by posting a photo on your Instagram.
The photo must also:
- Include a hashtag with your chapter name for all of your Instagram challenge posts. (For example #swcta) You must use a hashtag with your school name in order for your school to get credit for the challenge.
- Include the hashtag for the challenge of the week (See the challenges below)
- Tag @NevadaHOSA on your photo
The chapter with the most participation will be recognized at the State Leadership Conference!
Week of January 13, 2014
#selfiehosamembers: A selfie challenge with your members and/or members you have yet to meet!
Week of January 20, 2014
#flashbackhosa: Post a picture from past HOSA related events, why was this your favorite memory/event? (Ex: FLX, SLC, NLC,etc.)
Week of January 27, 2014
#slcnecessity : What is one thing you can not live without while competing at SLC? Is it comfort food? A lucky charm? Show us your SLC necessity!
Week of February 3, 2014
#hosateam : Who will you be competing with for your competitive event? Do you have a team, a partner, or are you competing individually? We wish you all the best!
Week of February 10, 2014
#hosagoal: What is your HOSA goal you hope to accomplish? Is it to make it to nationals? Is it to hold an officer position? Let us know!
Week of February 17, 2014
#myhosaevent: What event will you be competing in? Represent your competition! Why did you choose this event? Have you competed in the event previous years? Show your spirit!
Week of February 24, 2014
#chapterspiritchallenge: Represent your chapter proudly! (Ex: showing your chapter t-shirts, HOSA chants, etc.)
Week of March 3, 2014
#mentorappreciationchallenge: Post a picture with an officer/advisor and caption how those people have impacted your life.
Week of March 10, 2014
#competitiveeventchallenge: We want to see you preparing for SLC and your competitive event! Show you and your members hard at work.
Week of March 17, 2014 – Conference Week!
#besthosamemory : What has been your favorite HOSA memory thus far?
Questions? Contact Casandra Carrasco, 2nd Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From December 4-7, the 2013 Association of Career and Technical Education held their annual conference. The Association of Career and Technical Education is the nation’s largest education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders. (www.acteonline.org)
Las Vegas had the honor of hosting the top administrators, teachers and students who were all in Las Vegas for the conference. Your state officers had a chance to attend the conference and represent HOSA as ambassadors and conference helpers.
On the first day 2nd Vice President Casandra Carassco, Secretary Geewoo Kim and Post Secondary Vice President Jessica Wolf checked attendees in for their workshops. While helping with this process, they had a chance to interact with other Nevada CTSO officers. In addition, 1st Vice President Bethanie Cooper and President Joyce Balingit helped with express registration to help all attendees get through the process as smoothly as possible.
On the second day the officers continued to help and were able to attend the expo where they connected with National President Antonio Hernandez and National President Elect Hugo Quezada. They also had the unique opportunity to attend the HOSA luncheon where there was a raffle, awards distributed, and a keynote speaker. After the event, the state officers fulfilled their roles as “hosts” by spending time with the national officers and showing them around the sights of Las Vegas.
The state officers were honored to attend such an amazing conference and were glad the host all of the amazing people who are a part of the Association of Career and Technical Education.
Hello Nevada HOSA!!
In Nevada HOSA we do this fun and awesome thing where we have State Officers go and visit the different chapters that make Nevada HOSA great; we call them Chapter visits. The State officers want to attend all of the chapters we have around Nevada! So far we have been able to attend Rancho High School, Veterans Tribute CTA, Northwest CTA, and Southwest CTA. During the Chapter visit a number of things can happen: the State officers can run the meeting, talk about a specific item, talk for a little part of the chapter meeting or just hang around the meeting and meet the members that make your chapter awesome! Does your chapter have a special topic that you would want a State Officer to talk about? We would be more than happy to cover it with your chapter. Your Chapter can contact any of the 5 State officers (Joyce, Bethanie, Casandra, Geewoo and Jessica) or Mrs. Tuason to request a visit.
Oh, and don’t worry about having to chose which officer you want-more than one of us could come at a time! We hope to see you chapter soon and don’t forget that SLC is almost here!
In November, the State Officers had the amazing opportunity to attend the Fall Leadership Extravaganzas in Las Vegas and Reno where we were able to meet HOSA members all throughout Nevada as well as members and officers of other Career and Technical Student Organizations such as DECA, FBLA, and FCCLA.
We kickstarted the day with a bunch of enthusiastic HOSA members during the opening session. It was so exciting to witness such an incredible crowd. Following the opening remarks were our keynote speakers. In Las Vegas, Kent Julian gave a very empowering presentation that inspired members to be courageous and shine to our fullest potential. He engaged the members by telling stories, playing Simon Says, and by drinking lemonade with chocolate milk. Brittany Parker was the keynote speaker for our Reno conference; she gave a very creative presentation utilizing movies that showed the hidden leadership lessons within them. Every member was fully immersed in her presentation due to the way she used movies we’ve watched in order to apply them to our lives as student leaders.
After our keynote speakers, we attended workshops given by a variety of presenters regarding leadership, teamwork, presentations, service, and advocacy. They were very informative and a great way to meet one another. Later on, we had a networking session followed by a delicious lunch where we continued to meet new people and even took “selfies” for our Instagram!
Next, we had a HOSA meeting that included updates on all things happening in Nevada HOSA. We began each meeting with a spirit competition amongst the chapters. Following this was our Instagram moment where we captured the excitement expressed by all our Nevada HOSA chapters! Afterward, we shared updates regarding social media, postsecondary opportunities, chapter liaisons, chapter visits, and Presidents Council Calls. We then split up into groups to attend mini workshops presented by chapter advisors, our State Advisor, our State Director, and the State Officers. They included information regarding breathing, Healthy Lifestyles, Medical Reading, and the Barbara James Award. Then we voted on the pin designs, and finally – we announced the winners of the Fall Online Testing! We loved seeing the excitement in your eyes as you received your medals! After the HOSA meeting, we ended the day at the closing session.
The two days that I spent meeting hundreds of members were truly amazing. It was so heartwarming to hear of each member’s stories in HOSA and their future plans, and I speak for all the State Officers when I say that HOSA members are definitely the most outgoing, the most active, and the most passionate members out there! Thank you, and we can’t wait to see all of you again at the State Leadership Conference!
On September 14th, your state officers attended the 2013 advisor conference at the Rio. Advisors from all of the different CTSO’s were invited to attend. During the first part of the day, all the advisors were together and had the chance to talk to each other while all of the state officers introduced themselves. The state officers then had the opportunity to hang out before they all began their duties at the conference.
After meeting each other, the advisors were given lunch and separated by which CTSO they were a part of. All the HOSA advisors went into a room where they were given new information about the upcoming year and what things had changed since the end of last school year. The advisors also had to chance to participate in a competition. Each advisor had 5 minutes to draw something about calling 911 just like the students who compete in extemporaneous health poster.
The state officers were glad to be able to attend the conference and are very grateful for the advisors who attended the conference.
HOSA – Future Health Professionals teaches leadership skills during the Washington Leadership Academy
During a visit to our nation’s capital during HOSA’s 7th annual Washington Leadership Academy, HOSA officers across the nation had the opportunity to listen to the wise words of special guest, Vice Admiral Matthew Nathan 37th Surgeon General of the Navy, learn leadership skills, explore the memorials, and interact with their distinguished fellow state officers.
The Washington Leadership Academy (WLA) was held on September 21-24 2013. HOSA students learned that whether it is facing fears, staying optimistic, or stepping out of your comfort zone, courage is an important aspect of being a leader; it can also mean different things for each individual. During the conference officers received courage pins for carrying out courageous deeds. On the first day, HOSA officers were assigned to create an educational video with their courage groups based on the memorial they were given; on the following day all groups explored the memorials while educating themselves with the videos that other teams made.
These future health professionals toured the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences where they saw a patient simulator in action, toured the facilities, and were educated about the programs and opportunities offered at the University. Later that day, the students had the honor of witnessing a wreath-laying ceremony and paid respects to the heroes that lay in the Arlington National Cemetery. To end the conference, all officers spoke with senators, congressmen, and representatives from their designated states about the organization and its importance.
WLA gives the HOSA state officers a chance to grow, network, learn, and acquire skills to improve their chapters and state and bring back the information they have learned to share with their members. HOSA officers left the conference with excitement for what the future holds, and inspiration as well as courage in their hearts.
After landing and settling in, your Nevada HOSA State Officers had the chance to start participating in NLC activities! We had the opportunity to meet and interact with other State Officers from across the country at our first symposium, “HOSA University 301- State Officers”. We learned how to improve our time management skills and the importance of delegation. Shortly after, we made sure to rehearse for our state meeting tomorrow and worked to prepare for a big Nevada HOSA welcome! We ended our day with registration setup and organized state materials and necessities for each school such as badges, pins, and spirit items! We hope to have a successful day tomorrow holding our first state meeting for the 2013-2014 term. Your Nevada HOSA State Officers wish everyone luck and hope you are enjoying your stay here at Nashville, Tennessee.
Thursday was competition day. Nevada HOSA members competed in a wide variety of different events that tested their knowledge and skills. Nevada HOSA did very well and many members made it to the second round in their respective competition. Members were able to attend a wide variety of educational symposiums ranging from how to start a post-secondary chapter to recreating the human nervous system. Members also had the chance to see what others were competing in when they went to the HOSA showcase, which displayed events such as MRC partnership and Career Health Display. It was also chapter night so your Nevada HOSA chapters went off for the night to go see Nashville and bond as a chapter!
Today, the State Officer team met with our State Director, Mrs. Tuason, and the UNR members to have lunch at the Oprymills Mall. We ate sandwiches at Which, Wich; it is essentially a Subway but with very interesting sandwich combinations. Later, we had the opportunity to have dinner with our State Advisor, Mrs. Hunewill and State Officer Coach, Ms. Scott. There we had the chance to have the best fried chicken and cornbread in the South! Following this was the National Recognition ceremony where many Nevada members were recognized for their efforts to go above and beyond in HOSA. We were all very proud! Finally, it was time for the long awaited hypnotist show where our very own Mrs. Tuason was hypnotized into dancing like a ballerina and hiding a ten million dollar check! It was the best way to end the night.