COVID-19 Has Hit Louisiana Hard!
I sincerely hope you and your family are all well.
As we do with all challenges, we will rise above this. As Future Health Professionals, this is your call to action.
Find out how you can help and follow your local
and state orders. A crisis such as this is why you
choose to be a health professional...to help others.
We are all learning through this pandemic, and
we will come out stronger. Please stay home and stay safe.
To the Seniors:
How are you? I know this is a difficult time for you, but know that your future is still before you. This pandemic has created
some lost memories, missing good times, and
cancelled important days...but the best days of your
life are yet to come. I believe in you and your hopeful
spirit. Use this time to forge new paths, do research, find new HOSA friends around the country, share your ideas, and most of all...keep your chin up!
You've got this!
Congratulations on your Upcoming Graduation!
An Awesome SLC!
Assumption HOSA is Busy!
Assumption HOSA gets a lesson in "Medical Leadership."
Assumption HOSA is learning to take "vitals."
New Chapter Celebrates HOSA Week
Louisiana's newest HOSA Chapter at Ben Franklin High School has been busy! They kicked off the week with the NOLA American Heart Association Heart Walk. Then, made appreciation letters for the school nurse during one of their meetings. Also, they had a school-wide fundraiser for diabetes and donated the money to a non-profit organization dedicated to diabetes research called Beyond Type 1.
Great job, Ben Franklin HOSA!
Check Out the Fall 2019 E-Magazine here
You can also find the e-magazine on the National HOSA website under "News"
(you just might see someone you know!)
And The Winners Are...
Winning T-Shirt Design by: Ashley Knox
From Belle Chasse High School
Winning Pin Design by: Caitlin Loo
From Belle Chasse High School
2nd place pin design was by Tabitha Ordoyne from
Assumption High School
3rd place pin design was by Lesley Guo from
Belle Chasse High School
2nd place t-shirt design was by Bailey Pechon
from St. Scholastica Academy
3rd place t-shirt design was by Anna Broussard
from St. Louis Catholic School
The 2nd place chapters will be awarded 75 HOSA Cup points. The 3rd place chapters will be awarded 50 HOSA Cup points.
This was an amazing competition with 54 pin designs submitted and 55 t-shirt designs submitted from 7 different chapters! Great job all, and they were all truly fantastic designs. Every person who attends the State Leadership Conference in March will receive a shirt and pin.
Belle Chasse High Chapter Helps Fire Department Raise Money at Craft Fair
Assumption High Plays
The "Pink Game!"
Assumption HS HOSA members prepared for their annual pink game. "With our pink game we sell raffle tickets for raffle ideas & pink game shirts. All the money we collect is donated to Thibodaux Regional."
Belle Chasse Chapter invited physical therapists to talk about their career and teach what they do.
Belle Chasse HOSA volunteered their time bagging oysters to rebuild the reef and land in Plaquemines Parish, creating healthier and thriving shores.
Fall Forum - Region 1 Over 140 members showed their excitement during the day at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the College of Pharmacy. Members heard from teachers, state officers, and health professionals who talked about Being a Pharmacist, a Physical Therapist, and other Allied Health fields. Other highlights were the mock competitions! Lots of fun and learning!
Fall Forum - Region 2 This was an awesome day for over 140 members attending the Fall Forum at the National EMS Academy in Lafayette! Highlights included learning more about HOSA from state officers, then hearing about Kinesiology, Audiology and Speech Pathology, becoming a paramedic or EMT, and the exciting tour of the facility! Students also participated in mock competitions!
Fall Forum - Region 3 What a great day! With over 340 in attendance, everyone learned about how to run their chapter, worked on a Program of Work, and heard workshop speakers talk about Health Information Management, Forensic Science, Public Health SHIP program, Addictive Behavior Program, and participated in mock competitions. The best was watching the brave teachers participate in the What Not To Wear portion of the "What Not To Wear" fashion show! (be sure to ask President-elect Macye to do her Bones Rap)
It's A Great Day To Save Lives!
Belle Chasse HOSA members begin learning CPR
Washington Leadership Academy
It’s truly something to be able to convene in the Capitol of our great nation with HOSA Leaders from across the world, to learn and grow as leaders in an ever-evolving, ever-diversifying organization that stands at the forefront in the bridging of leadership and quality health science education. In September, Belle Chasse HOSA along with Louisiana HOSA did just that at the HOSA Washington Leadership Academy Conference in Washington DC. Louisiana State President- Elect Macye Brown, Belle Chasse High School Advisor Jennifer Valotta, State Advisor Shirlene Bender and 2 other State Officers (Kenner Discovery's Najah Nicholas- State President & Marise Wilson- State Secretary) found themselves on a journey like no other. They met with State Congressmen and Women at our Nation's Capital to discuss the future of healthcare, CTSOs and the future of health education in the state of Louisiana. They were part of many historical events such as the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington Cemetery, visiting the Smithsonian museums, traveling to local medical schools and observing monuments, the Pentagon, and much more. The most important aspect of the trip was meeting HOSA members from all over the world and making a global impact in Health Science Education and the future of our healthcare system. The members ranged from ages 12-25 yet they all came together for the same reason: to Make A Change in our Future Healthcare Professionals. ~Jennifer Valotta
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LA HOSA Students were AWESOME at the International Leadership Conference in Orlando!
Thirty students and five chapter advisors were among the nearly 12,000 attendees at the International Leadership Conference held in Orlando, FL from June 18-22, 2019.
Of the LA students who competed, we were excited that one student placed in the top ten in her event of Extemporaneous Writing. Congratulations, Phoenix Marshall! Also, a BIG shout-out to the students from Opelousas High School who competed in Public Health. After a successful first round, they were invited to compete in the second round which is a great feat at such a large conference. Although they did not make the top ten, we are proud of their accomplishment.
All the students and advisors attended numerous educational workshops as well as the Expo, where they learned so much more about health care.
State Officers Participate in Officer Training Retreat May 24 - 27, 2019
Our new team of dedicated officers had officer training over the Memorial Day weekend, and they were simply awesome!
One highlight was attending a Memorial Day Service in Lafayette. One speaker, thinking he was only talking to older people, said, "I know there are no young people here...." At that point, people around us started to yell out, "Yes there are!" Usually these events are attended by older people, so the people all around us were asking the officers who they were, what HOSA is, and much more. The speaker then asked the officers to stand, and everyone cheered for them!
After the ceremony, they were invited to have a snack, and spoke with many of the veterans in attendance, as well as having their picture taken with the veterans who gave the 21 gun salute. What a great learning experience!
2019 LA HOSA Honorees
2019 Health Organizations of the Year
Ochsner Health Systems!
We appreciate all that you do to work with Louisiana HOSA and increase the pipeline of future health professionals.
2019 Health Professional of the Year
Dr. Jake Rodi,
Primary Care Physician
At Ochsner Health Clinic, Belle Chasse
Dr. Rodi was chosen because of all his help speaking with and teaching students, as well as his participation in the school district.
Each year we find that our chapters are working with health professionals or other health organizations who teach and mentor the students. We are very appreciative of the time they spend and the expertise they share. We invite students and teachers to nominate a Health Professional of the Year, and a Health Organization of the Year. We also ask the State Executive Council team to nominate a mentor of the year. After reading the nominations, we choose who will be recognized, and at our State Leadership Conference they are presented with an award.
When you see this symbol you know HOSA Cup points can be earned for that activity!
Carroll High has fun registering members.
Congratulations! The largest HOSA chapter in Louisiana this year!
Lafayette HOSA fundraises for Conference with
"Bead Your Krewe!"
For a few weeks prior to Mardi Gras, Lafayette HOSA students pre-sold labels to be put on beads with Mardi Gras print on them saying who they are for and who they are from. then this week they delivered them while playing Mardi Gras music!
Anyone who received beads were allowed to wear them all day!
Ouch! For a Good Cause...
Belle Chasse HOSA partnered with Ochsner Blood Bank & hosted a blood drive in memory of a former teacher Mr. Frank Burke. They had over 50 donors! Saving 150 Lives!
Haynes Academy has an awesome
Students wrote thank you notes to the School Nurse and School Athletic Trainer.
River Oaks School in Monroe had a great visit with Air Evac Lifeteam and learning about
what they do.
On Tech Tuesday members did a knee jerk reflex test on any students passing by, and data was collected.
For Tourniquet Thursday, a table was set up to teach students passing by about how to stop bleeding.
Can you think of a great way to learn about pneumothorax, air embolisms, the bends, and much much more?? LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE!
Belle Chasse Chapter
A speaker from Ochsner Medical Center spoke to members about Allied Health professions.
On Fact Friday, Medical related trivia questions were announced, and prizes given.
Midland High Chapter Donates to
Welcome House Shelter
After holding a schoolwide collection for items for the shelter, HOSA members delivered the items to the shelter.
Belle Chasse Chapter has Great Learning Experiences!
Visit to LSU Medical School
Christmas Social to discuss SLC