By Emma Parker, Managing Editor
Health Occupations Students of America competed at its first virtual regional competition on Jan. 8-14.
The team got to choose between six competitions, from leadership to health professions events, all demonstrating leadership skills and knowledge in the health and medical field.
After the six-day competition, the HOSA team walked away with eight competitors winning first, second or third place in their respective events, qualifying to compete at the virtual state competition in March.
“Competing during COVID really wasn’t too bad, the only downside was a little bit of a lack of communication about the rules and how to do my competition,” said sophomore Jonah Bennett who won first place in Job Interviewing skills.
All competitors had to take their own initiative to prepare for their event.
“I choose Healthy Lifestyle because I saw it as an opportunity to not just compete but improve myself,” said junior Rodeline Omelait who placed first in her competition.
Competitors who choose to compete at states will build on their portfolio and prepare to present their work and findings to judges in March.