East Wake School of Health Science Health and Occupational Science Association chapter President Bethany McGlyn, HOSA secretary Loni Tyndall and club member Raymond Serrano recently attended the 2013 HOSA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
More than 7,500 participants from across the nation gathered in Tennessee where they worked on leadership skills and competed in events related to their future health care careers.
Also, during the conference each student competed in the Health Care Issues Exam. Tyndall scored in the top 10 percent. Tyndall received a certificate and a pin.
McGlyn, Tyndall and Serrano qualified for the national conference after competing at the North Carolina HOSA Leadership Conference in April. During the state conference Serrano placed fourth in the state in Pharmacology competition. McGlyn and Tyndall, along with fellow teammate, Avery Maggiolo, placed sixth in the state for their team event, “Creative Problem Solving.”
Other East Wake HOSA state winners included Rachel Cockrell and Anna Chambers, who both earned fifth place with their Health Career Display, “Neonatal Nursing.”
East Wake HOSA is a student-led organization, which focuses on developing leadership skills, serving the school and community, all while promoting health care career opportunities.
According to their national creed, the goal is to develop leadership and technical Health Occupation Science Association skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition. This is an important part of the Health Science Education instructional program. Health science teachers Pam Lister and Sandy Tyndall are the association advisors.