2018-04-12 / News

HOSA members attend state conference at Atlanta Marriott

Members of the Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School chapter of HOSA-Future Health Professionals, including (above, l-r) chapter advisor and Patient Care Pathway teacher Cindy Fritts, Chelsea Lumpkin, Esmerelda Ortega, Tionna Derricott, Carrington Tutt, Amil Smith, and Lanisha Jenkins attended the organization’s state conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis last month.

“We go to let students compete to practice and strengthen the skills they acquired from being members of the organization,” Fritts said, adding that schools of all sizes from throughout Georgia attend the state conference to compete.

“It was a spectacular experience,” said HOSA member and junior Amil Smith. “I really enjoyed being able to network and connect with new people.” During the conference, students participated in the competitive events and attended leadership workshops. The final evening was filled with activities to encourage chapters to mingle, including a dance, karaoke, and ice-breaker games.

According to its website, HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education (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.

This press release was written by students in the W-WCHS Business Communications class.

Business Communications is a course in the Business and Technology pathway within the Georgia Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education (CTAE) department. Students in this course practice a variety of written and oral communications skills in the business setting.

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