GIMME AN H-O-S-A

Attributions: 
By: Hayden McDowell
Ciara Ford

Our school offers so many amazing clubs and extracurricular activities to the students of Payson High. Whether it be clubs, sports teams, after-school organizations, etc. There are countless ways to get involved at PHS!  One of the cool clubs that deserves a lil’ love is HOSA. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. The entire organization focuses on areas of the medical field through hands on experience, conferences, meetings, and service projects.

Ciara Ford, a senior here at PHS, is a HOSA State Officer, the HOSA Vice President for Southern Utah, and a HOSA Officer for Payson High. When asked about the activities and experiences acquired with HOSA, Ciara stated that HOSA is in charge of the blood drive, decorating a Christmas trees for the upcoming “Festival of Trees: PHS”, food drives, etc. Ciara also shared some of the amazing opportunities that HOSA provides for its members, “[HOSA] explores different careers within health...Brian Blake is the advisor over HOSA. He’s really cool because he has ties with the hospital and can help out with us getting internships and different things like that... We have guest speakers come, we also go and do things like cadaver labs, we go to different businesses and see what they do. It’s an awesome club for anybody interested in healthcare, and there’s lots of opportunities for everyone involved in leadership, service, exploring health careers. [HOSA] is super great, super fun. We have a good time together.”

One of the amazing things about our school, is the wide variety of things students are able to participate in. HOSA is a great way to enhance the medical learning curve, make friends, and try new, exciting things.