NEW MEXICO HOSA State Leadership Conference

86 Dedicated Competitors
20+ Guests and Judges
5 Committed Chapters
1 Goal: National Leadership Conference 2013
This past week, Nusla Mohamed, National Region II Vice President headed down south for the New Mexico HOSA State Leadership Conference. Upon arrival, students were already hard at work testing. The halls were filled with HOSA members discussing their potential scores and their plans for success in the skills testing the next day. That night Nusla opened with greeting from National HOSA, honored for the opportunity to be a part of the NM State Leadership Conference. Special guest, Eric Strauss, a professional boxing announcer, radio deejay, and teacher ignited the audience and taught members that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. Strauss got the audience up and moving as they learned how a little energy and excitement in daily activities can go a long way.

The following day was the moment everyone had been waiting for. Students lined the halls waiting to show off their skills. Students walked around in scrubs waiting to prove they were ready to go on to nationals! After all events were complete, NM HOSA had the opportunity to learn about the different styles of leadership in a workshop presented by Nusla. Members learned about how leadership isn’t defined by a standard personality type in this Wizard of OZ themed workshop. After the session, members took a short field trip to a local mall as they waited for the results to be finaled.
Closing session began as competitors eagerly awaited to hear their results. Smiling faces filled the audience as medals were handed out and national qualifiers announced. As the conference neared its end, a new beginning had started for newly elected state officers and for the members to continue competition in Nashville, TN!

“The New Mexico State Leadership Conference was an unforgettable experience! Thank you for adopting me and making me feel as if I was one of your own. I look forward to seeing NM HOSA in Nashville!” -Nusla Mohamed, National Region II Vice President