HOSA International Leadership Conference


HOSA, is a non-profit, student led organization of Future Health Professions. HOSA’s purpose

is to develop leadership and competencies through motivation, awareness and recognition.

On March 16th -18th six students attended the State Leadership Conference which was held

in Charleston S.C.


Alivia Sease and Emily Ulmer competed in a team event called Career Health Display. In this

event they were required to choose a health career and research that career and then create

a display board.  The second round of this competition involved giving a five-minute

presentation about the career they chose to a panel of judges. Emily and Alivia chose

Orthodontist as their career.


Reagan Porth and Jalisa Furlow competed in Medical Terminology. This event consisted of an 

on-line test and aims to inspire members to learn more about terms common to health

professions and specialties.


Tori-Ann Barnett and Siata Ouattara competed in Medical Spelling. This event provides

members with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills regarding definitions and

spelling of medical terms. This event consisted of two rounds. Round one was an online

test and round two was a “spelldown” where competitors spelled terms in front of judges.

Both Tori-Ann and Siata made it to round two.


All students were required to take the Healthcare Issues Exam. This exam provides members

with the opportunity to investigate, analyze and apply their knowledge of current health related

issues. This event consists of a multiple choice test and one essay question. This event inspires

students to be proactive and stay informed about current issues in the healthcare field.


Alivia Sease and Emily Ulmer won First place in their competitive event and qualified to

represent Bamberg Ehrhardt High School at the International Leadership Conference

June 22nd – 25th in Nashville Tennessee.