Caitlin Christie, RN, HOSA Advisor

  • HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE.
  • HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
  • Some of our chapter’s activities include:
    1. “Pink Out” is an annual event hosted at a game in October. HOSA students sell shirts in order to raise fund and awareness for breast cancer. The community is able to buy the shirts and wear them to the game in support of the chapter’s efforts.

    2. Fall Leadership is a conference hosted at Newberry College and each chapter’s officers are invited to attend and learn more about the competitions and HOSA wide events for the year.

    3. HOSA holds two annual blood drives, one in the fall and one in the spring.

    4. State Leadership is an event for all HOSA members. Each member has the opportunity to compete in one health related competition against other HOSA members.

    5. HOSA week is a week set aside to provide students at the school to allow HOSA students to inform their peers about healthy living choices and healthcare. HOSA students may perform activities such as reading pulse and blood pressure or explaining a healthy diet.

    6. Some of our community activities include sending Christmas and Valentines cards and volunteering at Special Olympics.

    7. Beginning on the First of November, a can tab drive collection will be hosted in all high school 101 classes at Thurmond. The class with the most tabs at the end of November will be rewarded, and all tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta. Tabs will also be collected in local businesses throughout the month of November.
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