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HOSA students shine at state leadership conference (Posted 04/06/16)

Columbia Public Schools HOSA members recently participated in the 2016 Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference. This two-day leadership and competition conference was held at the Missouri University of Science and Technology - Rolla at the end of March, and 37 CPS HOSA members participated.
 
HOSA is a career-technical student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. The purpose of HOSA is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through motivation, awareness and recognition.
 
CPS has three local HOSA chapters located at Battle High School, the Columbia Area Career Center, and Hickman High School. Advisors include Monica Duemmel, Mike Giblin, Karen Hirst, Bobby Horn, Christine Roberson and Deb Wilson. See the news release linked below for a list of the students who were awarded medals and qualified for the 2016 International HOSA Leadership Conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, later this year.