HOSA, An Exploration in Health Careers

People have now seen the word HOSA in a few articles and on a few posters about town.

Ambulance Jasmine

By Cherie Roshau

For the DC Herald

For those who are not familiar with the term, it is referring to “Future Health Professionals” which is a national organization that has been developed specifically for students interested or pursuing a health care related degree or career. Killdeer High School HOSA chapter is busy developing relationships with many health career organizations within the county to help build a platform offering greater learning opportunities for students. More information can be found on www.hosa.org.

For the first time in the history of the Killdeer Public School, we are sending fifteen students to the HOSA Spring Conference in Jamestown, ND. We are very proud of the HOSA members we have representing our school and our community as they are the first to lay down a solid foundation for exploring careers in the medical field. They will be leaving from Killdeer Public School on Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 and will return in the evening on Monday, March 7. Our students are taking part in several competitive events. Jessica Goetz, C h e l s e y Morlock and Jennah Nijim are our middle school representatives. They are entered in Health Career Display and Extemporaneous Health Poster competitions. Hannah Kling, Cheeneth Morlock, Sydney Anderson, Danielle Benz, Trae Murray, Celeste Musick, Sydnee Choat, Taycee Butts, Jasmine Ridl, Codi Schaper and Katelyn Chinn are representing Killdeer Public School in the high school division. They are competing in the following categories: the HOSA Bowl, Medical Photography, Epidemiology, CPR/First Aid (Team), Physical Therapy, Dental Terminology, Medical Terminology, and Creative Problem Solving. Jasmine Ridl and Katelyn Chinn have been preparing themselves for competition through the assistance and tutorage of our local medical personal.

Jasmine Ridl who is competing in medical photography has spent some quality time with several health ___. Jasmine said, “The Killdeer health community has really impressed me last Wednesday. They all agreed to help me get some neat photos of them working. The Killdeer Ambulance crew actually put on a mock ambulance call!” She continued to comment, “Just the fact that they took the time out of their busy day for me is phenomenal. It truly means a great deal to me and I look forward to possibly working with them again in the future!” The Killdeer Medical Clinic staff arranged blood to be drawn from a fellow staff member so that Jasmine was able to get some action shots of the clinical side of the medical field. Jasmine said, “It was so great of them to actually perform a procedure in front of me to photograph.” The Hilltop Home of Comfort Nursing Home arranged staff and clients so that Jasmine was able to portray their career in the health field as well. “When I saw how kind and excited everyone was to help me, it just made me want to go into a health career even more. They were all eager to learn about my project and even more willing to provide photo opportunities in order that I do well at state competition!

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