Over 60 Douglas High School’s HOSA Future Health Professional students attended this year’s State Leadership Conference April 22-24 in Tucson.
HOSA Future Health Professionals is a student organization for students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. There are over 50 different areas of competitions in which students can participate. To qualify to attend state students must first be eligible during online testing held in January. The 62 students who participated at the State Leadership Conference prepared for months to represent Douglas at state.
At HOSA State Leadership Conference, DHS students join over 8,500 HOSA students, advisors, and health professionals in Tucson for competitions, networking, and leadership development. Throughout the conference, students not only compete but have a program of leadership development training such as “Stop the Bleed” which teaches students how to provide first aid to a wounded peer in an emergency.
Students had the opportunity to compete and qualifying for the International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, and DHS was well represented. We are happy to inform you that seventeen of our students placed top five in Arizona. Mr. Mitchell Nelson’s Community Awareness team placed in first place; Ms. Lucy Rosario’s Researched Prepared Speaking student placed second; Ms. Martha Alonso’s Parliamentary Procedure team placed second and Ms. Donna Savill’s Public Service Announcement team placed fourth.
The following students have earned the privilege to represent not only Douglas High School but Arizona HOSA at the International Leadership Conference this coming June.
First place Community Awareness team: Sofia Lucero, Roxana Montano, and Ana Rivera.
Second place Persuasive Researched Speaking and Writing: Victor Fernando Anaya.
Second place Parliamentary Procedure: Tiffany Barallardos, Frida Gracia, Bryan Gutierrez, Carolina Noriega, Camila Ruelas, Daniela Torres, and Omira Torres.