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HOSA: A Step Towards a Future in Healthcare

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HOSA, short for Health Occupations Students of America, is a self led organization, specifically for people interested in specializing in the healthcare field. The club aims to fundraise money for foundations or perform skills for their future healthcare careers. 

A common misconception at EHHS is that the CNA class at EHHS and HOSA are the same thing. HOSA is a club held after school, and CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) is a class. CNA is for students who want to get a job right out of school or in school. HOSA club advisor Li Martin says, “It is a very hands-on class, allowing students to learn a lot of things fast.” While HOSA is a club that supports all future careers in the healthcare field, not just nursing. 

 HOSA is a student-led organization, so, a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer are elected. The president runs the meetings, and everyone is encouraged to speak and have a vote on different projects. Being an officer of HOSA is a lot of work, yet it is very rewarding, president of HOSA, Hailey Ahumada says, “As president I run the meetings to help everyone stay on track. I also work with the other officers to go over our goals and plans for each meeting. Beside that, I take the role of helping to reach out to other administrators when we are planning events such as deck the halls to get them approved!”  HOSA adviser Li Martin adds, “Everything they get is what they put in.”

So far, HOSA has held the Deck the Halls project at EHHS, and as the warmer months come closer, they plan to continue to involve themselves in many more projects, events, and fundraisers. They’re planning bucket shakes, competitions, and conferences. Hailey Ahumada has many goals for HOSA, “I feel that my ultimate goal is to get as many people in HOSA involved as possible in our plans and events so we can leave a good influence on the school and the rest of the East Haven community!”

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HOSA advisor Li Martin says, “Those who are interested in joining HOSA should attend the meetings and pay your 20 dollars due all before November each year to become part of HOSA. Participation from there relies on each student.” All students interested in the healthcare field should try it out!

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Giana Carr, Reporter
Giana Carr works as a reporter for The Comet and the main reporter for "HoneyPaws" at EHHS. She began working with The Comet during the 23–24 academic year as her capstone. She enjoys writing for the EHHS Comet, and is excited to keep writing for the first semester of the 23-24 academic year.
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