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HOSA Middle School Division Chapter News

2019-2020

HOSA Middle School Division Meetings

HOSA meetings occur almost every other Wednesday. Students meet up with the high school students from the Academy of Medical Arts at the Carson Complex (AMA) to prepare for the State Leadership Conference. These high schoolers come to the meetings and give Caroldale HOSA members valuable tips and tricks to excel in all of the various events.

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Health Expo

On February 7th, the HOSA class went on a field trip to AMA for the high schoolers’ Health Expo. Students presented their HOSA projects to the middle schoolers and their peers. The middle school HOSA class listened and watched presentations of the competitive events they were also competing in! 

To start the day at AMA, the class walked to Carson High School with their supervisors. When they first got in, they met up with their mentors. They split up into small groups and were led to a room full of high schoolers ready to present. Each group chose what presentation they wanted to listen to. The class got to hear the events Healthy Lifestyle, Prepared Speaking, Public Health, Extemporaneous Health Poster, Health Career Display, and Health Education. They listened to a variety of presentations, which were all amazing! To pass time, the mentors hosted fun games for the students to play.

After a couple of hours of listening to presentations, the students got hungry and it was finally time for lunch. Their mentors provided them with pizza, beverages, and a variety of chips. Everyone got to bond and talk about what they saw. To end the day, everyone took a group photo! After the students finished eating lunch, they walked to the Carson High parking lot to meet with their school counselor. From there, the students walked safely back to school.

Our Experience at the regional leadership conference

On October 12th, the HOSA class went on a field trip to Rio Hondo College. They did multiple activities, including learning many new things related to the medical field. It was an unforgettable and amazing experience. The class all enjoyed it so much. 

To start the day, HOSA students met up at Carson High School with their mentors. The class enjoyed a breakfast with their mentors and then they walked to a huge conference room with other HOSA students.  At the conference, students learned about the parts of the brain like the frontal and temporal lobes, which was very fascinating. They even got to make our own paper brains! Mentors presented a PowerPoint about the areas and functions of the eye. It was very interesting. They got to do hands-on activities, like testing each other's vision and color-blindness. 

Then it was time for lunch! They were provided sandwiches from Panera and a bunch of snacks. After lunch, they were able to explore the college. There were many health professionals in the area, and the class got to talk to them. They showed the students the many tools they use and what their functions were. They provided the class with multiple pamphlets about a variety of health careers. They also gave students many souvenirs. The day at Rio Hondo was a blast! The students were exposed to new opportunities and gained knowledge in different medical fields.