The final step was a vote by the current state delegates and officer team.
I was successfully elected as Historian and my HOSA experience was in full swing.
I then decided to run for one of the seven Distinguished Representative positions for all of Ohio. I was required to first take a test over HOSA rules, regulations, and guidelines.
I was then asked to set goals for the organization and give a speech regarding my goal ideas in front of several hundred people, the current state delegates and officer team.
I collaborated with representatives from many different states in preparation for our meeting with our political leaders both from the House of Representatives and the Senate to discuss with them the value of Career & Technical Education.
We explored and presented evidence regarding the importance of funding for these types of educational opportunities.In May 2018 the Ohio HOSA State Leadership Conference was held in Columbus, Ohio.I had an integral role in interviewing, selecting, and presenting the new Ohio State Officers to over 1500 students and advisors from around the state.Topics included exploring healthcare careers, changes in healthcare, and medical innovations needed in the industry.I had the opportunity to have an active role in facilitating and participating in workshops and meetings for HOSA members.Scholarship application essays often carry a TON of weight when deciding who will receive the scholarship but it’s not always easy to stand out in crowd of applications.Even if your student fits the scholarship criteria , they’re still likely to be one of a number of applicants with similar grades, accomplishments, community involvements, and aspirations.My first HOSA conference as the Historian was the International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida in June 2017.Over 2,500 students came together to learn from five outstanding healthcare professionals.After surgery, I knew that I wanted to use my experience to help others, just like Justin helped me.My ultimate goal is to own my own gym to help others, just like Justin helped me.