Forbush High School — HOSA. The acronym stands for Health Occupation Students of America, but for some students it stands for much more than that. Too many it means great opportunities to get an insight on their possible future health careers. HOSA teaches a huge amount of responsibility, caregiving and social skills that will be crucial in any career they chose to follow.
On March 31, the Forbush High School HOSA members traveled to the much awaited annual state leadership competition, held at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Many members qualified for states at the District 7 competition, which was in Wilkesboro earlier this year. During the state competition, thousands of students from schools across the state came to test their knowledge and skills. Only the top three in every event will advance to nationals, which will take place on June 21 in Orlando, Florida this year.
Forbush came back home after two days of hard work with success. Senior Caroline Williams and junior Jacob Brendle placed fourth for the Health Education event. Hannah Davis and Caroline Williams met all the qualifications for the HOSA Happening event. FHS HOSA was awarded the Gold Star Chapter award and HOSA advisor, Adrianna Sloan, was awarded with the Gold Star advisor award. Overall the members were extremely triumphant.
To end the last day, HOSA members gathered together for a night of fun and bonding with the closing ceremony dance. They lit up the night with their smiles, laughs and new incredible memories with new friends who they will cherish forever.
Cassandra Lopez is a student at Forbush High School.