NLC 2012 Daily Updates: Friday, June 22nd

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Day three of the National HOSA Leadership Conference was filled with lots of activity. Competitors and judges were up early to begin another full day of competitions. HOSA exhibitors were busy preparing for a day of visits from conference delegates. Advisors participated in morning and afternoon HOSA University sessions in addition to sessions for local chapter leaders and members.

Fifteen additional Education Symposiums were offered on Friday including topics such as Hands-On Body Systems, Starting a Postsecondary/Collegiate HOSA Chapter, Disaster Ready, and Navigating Washington. Educational symposiums at this year's NLC were outstanding and gave HOSA members an opportunity to learn about many different aspects of healthcare and leadership.

The HOSA Showcase allows all conference participants to view the final products of the following HOSA competitions: Medical Photography, Public Service Announcement, Health Education and Healthy Lifestyle. In addition to the showcase, delegates were also able to watch the HOSA Bowl finals.

Several events took place off-site this week at Everest University, Valencia College, Hunter's Creek CERT, Disney's Animal Kingdom Hospital, ESPN Wide World of Sports and EPCOT. HOSA is grateful for the services these sites have provided for HOSA competitions.

National Recognition Session Highlights

The National Recognition Session celebrated this year's achievements by recognizing outstanding members, chapters, and states for their continued support of HOSA.

The recognition program began with the most important key to HOSA's success, our Outstanding HOSA Advisors. HOSA paid tribute to all advisors during the Advisor Tribute.

View list of Outstanding HOSA Advisors

This year marks the second year of HOSA's partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as its national service project. HOSA welcomed Jen Maylock with JDRF to recognize the top financial contributors to the national service. Tennessee was the top state financial contributor raising $14,797 and EVIT HOSA in Arizona was the largest single chapter contributor raising $7,744. HOSA chapters from across the nation helped raise a total of $150,000 for JDRF.

View a list of chapters recognized for HOSA's National Service Project

The Barbara James Service Award is presented to HOSA members who are dedicated to their communities and the service of others. HOSA partners with the Presidents' Council on Service and Civic Participation and has certified each recipient of the Barbara James Service Award as leaders with the President's Volunteer Service Award.

View a list of HOSA members who received the Barbara James Service Award

HOSA is very grateful for the dedicated service of our local, state and regional student leaders. Each year HOSA recognizes those leaders who have stepped up to lead HOSA into the future as the Outstanding HOSA State Leaders.

View a list of Outstanding HOSA State Leaders

HOSA sponsors the Healthcare Issues Exam and awards the first place secondary and postsecondary winners with a $1,000 cash scholarship. The first place secondary winner was Wesley Godfrey (TX) and the first place postsecondary winner was Lauren Daugherty (OK)

In November, chapters from across the state celebrate HOSA week. This past year chapters hosted speakers, raised funds for the service project, recruited new members and attended conference. HOSA congratulates all chapters who participated in HOSA Week 2011.

View a list of participating chapters

HOSA's National Recognition Program is designed to recognize and celebrate members who are dedicated to HOSA and our mission. They are hard working, dedicated members who contribute to the success of their chapters.

View a list of National Recognition Program recipients

Many HOSA chapters create newsletters to inform others about their program. Newsletters are a great way to share information and recognize HOSA members for their achievements and successes.

View a list of chapters receiving the HOSA Newsletter Award

HOSA also recognized those chapters who go above and beyond HOSA programs' goal and objectives.

View a list of Outstanding HOSA Chapters

Oklahoma was recognized as the most enthusiastic state and Tennessee was recognized as the most professional state at this year's NLC. Congratulations!

During the week, the voting delegates are charged with electing the new national executive council and the national service project. This year, the delegates selected the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the new national service project.

For the past year, seven extraordinary individuals have led HOSA on the 2011-2012 National Executive Council. These officers have pioneered HOSA into a new realm, succeeding membership goals, advocating in Washington, DC and leading HOSA into the next generation of healthcare. National HOSA thanked Sara Sapp, Tayla Brown, Nathalie Figueroa, Nabil Islam, Warche Downing, Brittany Woods, David Kelly and Sean Sheffer.

The voting delegates also elected the following individuals to serve as the 2012-2013 National Executive Council:

Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice-President: Gregory Cotes (FL)
Region I Vice-President: Darby Lacey (MT)
Region II Vice-President: Nusla Mohamed (MN)
Region III Vice-President: Christian Harrison (NC)
Postsecondary/Collegiate Board Representative: Kayla Loomis (AZ)
Secondary Board Representative: Nae Won (NC)
President-Elect: Antonio Hernandez (CA)
President: David Kelly (OK)

Congratulations to the newly elected 2012-2013 National HOSA Executive Council! They have an exciting year ahead of them and will surely represent HOSA to the best of their abilities.

HOSA congratulates all members and advisors recognized at this year's National Recognition Session.

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