Payson High School HOSA Week

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By Brylee Biggs
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For H.O.S.A. week, they had vital signs done, dress up days, a spirit day, and also a blood drive. But perhaps the most exciting activity of HOSA week was dissecting cow hearts. HOSA advisor Mr. Blake received cow hearts from Dixon Meats in Payson and the students gathered to cut them apart. “I want to be a doctor and so cutting a heart into the left aorta was my favorite part,” said Aaron Etheridge.

H.O.S.A. stands for Health Occupations Students of America and that is exactly why we call it H.O.S.A.! H.O.S.A. is a national organization with 35,000 students involved. Payson is just one of the many chapters in it with 25 students. H.O.S.A. is run by the students so they can be involved as much as they want. They have a state competition in March with over 50 categories to compete in. Utah is the state to beat in the H.O.S.A. bowl. The H.O.S.A. bowl is just like the Knowledge game. They ask questions about H.O.S.A. whoever buzzes in first and answers the question correctly gets the points.

 Payson’s H.O.S.A. works a ton with Mt. View hospital. They go on tours of the hospital, judge pumpkin carving contests, and in December they are helping with Santa. H.O.S.A. is currently organizing a fundraiser to raise money for medical supplies to send to third world countries. For H.O.S.A. week, they had vital signs done, dress up days, a spirit day, and also a blood drive.