2020 HOSA’s Virtual 5K Information and Registration

Welcome to SC HOSA’s Virtual 5K Registration!

Why should you register for this race? The Virtual 5K is helping SC HOSA raise funds and awareness for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. All proceeds from generous registrants, like you, go directly to the NPCF to find a cure for childhood cancer! Share your Virtual 5K experience on social media or with friends and family to help increase awareness of childhood cancer.

What is a Virtual 5K? A Virtual 5K is a race that can be completed from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track, or at your house (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Run on your own, or with friends!

How much does it cost? Registration is $20. If you would like, you may make your donation more impactful by adding to it at the end of your registration form.

When and where is the race? Complete your race anytime in November. You choose the location and time.

What do you get for registering? Each registrant will receive a medal, wristband, and racing bib shipped directly to them.

Share your Virtual 5K experience on social media with the hashtag #SCHOSAV5K and you will be entered into a gift card drawing (5 gift card winners will be selected). The post on social media must be made from November 1st – November 30th, 2019. One entry per person. The winners will be announced at the SC HOSA State Leadership Conference March 22 – 24, 2020 and posted on the SC HOSA website. You do not have to be present to win. If you are not present at the drawing, the gift card will be mailed to the mailing address provided on the registration form.

Let’s rise up so kids with cancer can grow up! Thank you for your support!


Chapter Spotlight- Spring Valley HOSA

Spring Valley HOSA has been busy in October & November!!

HOSA Color War ­ A Success!

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On Friday, October 30th, Spring Valley HOSA hosted a Color War on Blood Cancers. This event raised over $700 dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to help support their mission to create a world without blood cancers. Approximately, 150 participants spent a fun hour throwing packets of color on each other, dancing, partaking in the organized games like
“the blob” and racing through an obstacle course. One of the most popular activities was the teacher color bomb, where students threw color on teacher volunteers. Students, teachers, administrators, HOSA leaders, and the National Guard helped to make the first ever Color War an overwhelming success! The Color War encompassed what Spring Valley HOSA is all about having fun while doing good for others!


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Boo at the Zoo

On October 21st, Spring Valley’s HOSA chapter spent the evening volunteering at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s annual Boo at the Zoo. Sixty­five students and their advisors manned educational booths and passed out candy to trick-­or-­treaters while helping the staff at the zoo provide a fun, safe, family-­friendly environment for community members, during their Halloween Spooktacular!



Light the Night

Spring Valley HOSA lit up the night in a walk through Finlay Park on Thursday, October 29th, in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual ‘Light the Night’ walk. The night kicked off with music, food, and fellowship. Cancer survivors were then given the opportunity to share their truSVHS LightTheNightly inspiring stories about their journey with cancer.

People walked with lanterns held high around Finlay Park, and just when the night seemed like it couldn’t get any better, a truly breathtaking display of fireworks filled the air during the last lap. Students, as well as the entire community were brought together in one place, for one night, to celebrate something near and dear to our hearts since money raised during other big events will be going directly to L&L Society. It was a great way for HOSA members to show support for the National Service Project!



On Monday, November 2nd, HOSA inducted eighty-­two future health professionals, some of whom were returning but many were new members. Tanvi Mehta, Priyanka Rao, and Nerielle Legaspi were inducted as this year’s HOSA officers. The other members of this year’s leadership team were introduced: Malarie Schexnider, Cayla Riley, Maya Ingram, Vijay Tripathi, and Jasmin Angeles. This induction ceremony marked the official beginning of this year’s HOSA membership.

Events Night

At our annual events night, SVHS HOSA members were introduced to competitive events at the chapter, state, and national levels. We had two of HOSA alumni speak about their competitive event experiences, since they placed 2nd in the nation last year. We also allowed our members to partake in three different mock events: creative problem solving, extemporaneous health poster, and interview skills. SVHS HOSA is gearing up for a great competitive season!! State competitions will take place in March in Charleston, SC.


Chapter Spotlight- White Knoll High School


White Knoll High School HOSA Chapter delivered 9-11 remembrance/recognition pins to Lexington County Fire, Lexington County EMS, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, and Lexington City Police on September 9, 2015.WKHS_911

Students and advisors hand delivered the pins to each office with a thank you note and an invitation to join us during a flag raising ceremony at school.  A representative of each division of Emergency Services attended our ceremony along with approximately 75 students and staff. Among those attendees, Major J. J. Jones from Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.  He was a part of the delegation from White Knoll Middle who delivered the firetruck to the New York City Fire Station after losing their truck and several members in the 9-11 attacks. Major Jones was very moved to see the generosity of White Knoll continue to serve and recognize emergencyresponders.

As part of education and remembrance, the school broadcasted historical information about the events of 9-11 and the activities WKHS HOSA planned.  We also had a HOSA meeting in which 1st Sgt. David Pelley reminded the members about the incredible community response from White Knoll and how it made national headlines in 2001 for the extraordinary efforts made by such a small community.

Pins were also distributed to each student and staff member who attended our flag raising service on the morning of 9-11.

2019 SC Health Science Educator’s PRESENTER Proposal

Deadline for Proposals is September 20, 2019


  • (4 or 5 sentences long)
  • Speed sessions will be Tuesday morning before lunch.
  • Exhibitors must be a sponsor of the conference to secure a presenter's slot. Only two Exhibitor/Sponsor presentations per day. Deadline for Presenter form is October 1st.