The Loris High School Chapter of HOSA recently held a Teddy Bear Clinic for Kindergarten students from a local elementary school. The HOSA students collaborate in several areas dedicated to educating the kindergarten students about fire safety (with a real fire truck), nutrition, the respiratory system, the digestive system and the integumentary system. The students had to break down each into language kindergarten students could understand and plan activities to teach them about each section.
At the actual Teddy Bear Clinic, the kindergarten students brought a Teddy Bear that had to be checked into the clinic, sent through an x-ray machine for a diagnosis, have vital signs taken by a nurse, have surgery performed by a “real” surgeon dressed in proper PPE and then receive medication (smarties) from the pharmacy. At the end, all of the students received a coloring book created by the HOSA students to help reinforce the ideas learned during the field trip experience.
Our hope is that the kindergarten students learned about how the body works and that healthcare professionals are here to help and not hurt. It was a successful day with very positive feedback from the Kindergarten teachers and students.
The students of the Floyd D. Johnson HOSA chapter recently held an event to help meet their fundraising goal for the National Service Project. The event was titled “Sticky Situation,” where students were provided an opportunity to tape up a few of the leaders within our school. For a $1 donation, the students were given a piece of duct tape to join in on the fun. Once the participant was clearly stuck, they were to remain on the wall until the end of the students’ lunch.
This fundraiser, along with t-shirt sales and sponsorships enabled out students to earn over $2,000 to donate to our local NAMI chapter: Piedmont Tri-County NAMI. The proceeds of which will go directly back into our community to help those affected by a mental illness or disorder.
White Knoll High School participated in their first HOSA membership drive of the year, during school registration on Thursday, August 3, 2017.
The HOSA Chapter also worked on their first volunteer opportunity with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) – community education on mosquito borne illnesses.
They were available to share the information with parents and students that came to school register.
Deborah Beasley, HOSA Board Member and DHEC MRC State Volunteer Coordinator, was on hand as was SC HOSA State Advisor, Angel Clark.
Kudo’s to the local advisors, Katrina Haynes and Patricia Ravago, for bringing this all together for their HOSA students. It looks like they are off to a great start for the new school year.
The York Middle School HOSA chapter in York, SC recently participated in a field trip with twenty chapter members and three advisors. They began their day visiting White Oak Manor in York, a long-term care center. The students played Bingo with the residents and spent time visiting them.
The students and advisors then visited The Applied Technology Center in Rock Hill. They were met by the HOSA chapter members at The Applied Technology Center who demonstrated a number of the competitive events in which they participated at the State Leadership Conference. The York Middle School students had a chance to actually participate in a mock HOSA Bowl with the high school students.
Kyara Livingston, immediate past Post-Secondary Vice-President for South Carolina HOSA, provided a presentation for the students about her experiences in HOSA throughout the past few years. Kyara encouraged the students to focus on their middle school and high school classes. She advised them to maintain high grades and take advanced classes as they were available.