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HOSA-Future Health Professionals Reaches 200,000 Members!

HOSA-Future Health Professionals, the largest international organization for middle school, high school, and postsecondary/collegiate students with an interest in health professions, is excited to announce that it has reached its goal of 200,000 members in over 4,000 chapters for the 2015-2016 school year. HOSA has chapters in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and at Department of Defense Education Activity schools on military bases in Italy and Germany.
 

Congratulations to Sydney Bertram, Harry Hager, Ashhab Thakur and Samantha Williams!

Southlake, TX--On Friday, STEM Premier released the annual national ranking of top 100 STEM high school students.  The list is comprised of high-achieving juniors and seniors from across the country with STEM Premier profiles that were rated and ranked the highest based on over 30 profile metrics including achievements, experiences, and more.  The final selection includes Presidential Service Award Winners, National Merit Scholars, Girl Scouts, and members of associations such as HOSA, 4-H, FBLA, DECA, and more.

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South Dakota State Secretary Receives Honors

South Dakota state HOSA secretary and Harrisburg High School HOSA president, Manaal Ali, has been chosen to represent South Dakota as a delegate to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program.

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Goodheart-Willcox Outstanding Service Award

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher strongly believes in the HOSA mission and is honored to be a partner in educating and training today’s young people to be tomorrow’s health professionals. As a result, Goodheart-Willcox will recognize three local HOSA chapter advisors, one from each HOSA region, who have made outstanding contributions of local, regional, state and/or national significance to the promotion, development, and progress of HOSA–Future Health Professionals with an unrestricted cash award of $2000 each.

2016-17 HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors

The HOSA-Future Health Professionals announced the election of its board officers. The HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors conducted an election the 2016 Chairman, Chair-Elect, and Board Secretary.

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Verizon Innovative App Challenge

This national competition is for all middle and high school students to come up with a mobile app idea that will creatively solve a problem in their school or community.  There is no cost to enter and no coding experience or devices are needed.  Winning teams will receive mobile devices, up to $20,000 for their school, and the opportunity to be coached by MIT Media Lab professionals to build their app and bring it to Google Play store.  The winning students retain intellectual property rights to their app.
 

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2015-16 Competitive Event Guidelines are Now Online

The Competitive Event Guidelines for 2015-2016 have now been posted at http://www.hosa.org/node/117 . Each event guideline has a box at the top indicating ‘what’s new for 2015-2016.’ This will give you an idea of the changes to expect in the event.

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Middle School Division - Unique Experience to Help Young Students Connect, Be Informed and Visualize Being a Future Health Professional

HOSA-Future Health Professionals welcomes a new organizational division, the Middle School Division.  At the National Leadership Conference, the 2015 Delegate Assembly voted to recognize the Middle School Division as a separate entity beginning with the 2015-2016 membership year.

The approved motion included the following:

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