2015 National Leadership Conference- Anaheim, Ca

MN HOSA enjoyed the warmth of the California sun the end of June while attending the 2015 National Leadership Conference. 88 HOSA members and advisors took part in competitions, seminars, workshops, exhibitors and three general sessions.

Highlights-
Special Guests were Keynote speaker Dr. Sampson Davis  "the Premiere Role Model of the World" and author of Living and Dying in Brick City"
National Health Professional Role Model Award Recipient and speaker at the Recogntion Session- Captian Paul Reed, MD
Speaker Edward J. Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM, CBCP- Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response- US Department of Health and Human Services

Number of Delegates- 8, 575
Number of Competitors - 6,350
Number of Workshops- 121 health - related; 9 interactive
Exhibitors- 73
Hotel Properties used- 17
Number of Judges and Event Personnel- 1,500

MN HOSA Highlights-

Outstanding State Leader- Cassy Stierns- MN HOSA VP - St. Francis High School
Outstanding Local Advisor- Chuck Rud- Northeast Metro 916
Outstanding Professional State Association at the Conference- MN HOSA!

Recogntion Awards-

Barbara James Award
Kiana Palileo - Anoka- Hennepin STEP

MRC Volunteer Recognition                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Minnesota Denfeld/East high School Amy Bowman
Minnesota Denfeld/East High School   Alexis Johnson
Minnesota Denfeld/East high School Cassie Mahlberg
Minnesota Denfeld/East high School Angel Kutasevic
Minnesota Denfeld/East high School   Emily Olson
Minnesota Denfeld/East high School  Tracy Onchwari 
Minnesota Denfeld/East high School  Breanna Fish
Minnesota Denfeld/East high School  Shelby Ruotsalainen
Minnesota Denfeld/East high School  Kylee Edmunds
Minnesota Denfeld/East high School  Ellie Erickson
Minnesota Red Wing High School    Amanda Yotter 
Minnesota Red Wing High School   Derek Braend 
Minnesota Red Wing High School Riordan Smith
Minnesota Red Wing High School   Briana Steiner 

National Service Project  -                                                                                                                                         
  • Duluth HOSA
  • Red Wing High School
  • Northeast Metro 916
Competitive Event Finalists
                                                                                                                                           
Emergency Medical Technician - 1st Place -  Northeast Metro 916 - MN Lemke; Clark  
Emergency Medical Technician - 2nd Place-  Northeast Metro 916 - MN Wetzel; Cottrell

Knowledge Tests: Pharmacology - 5th Place  Rachel Kainz – Northeast Metro 916

    
  On our way to Anaheim                           Amaheim Hilton                Duluth Girls professionally dressed             On our way to Opening Session          Shelby showing the way
     
 Opening Session                                     Flag Bearer Stephanie         MN HOSA State Pin- a Winner!                                    MRC Partnership Event Managers
  
  MN HOSA Event Workers and Time Keeper           Speaker - Captain Paul Reed            Amazing Stage                    Chuck Rud- Outstanding Local Advisor
  
Chuck Rud with congratulations from Students         Cassey Stierns- Outstanding State Leader                        MRC Volunteer Recognition
     
 MRC Recogntion Volunteers                     Going on Stage                    MN HOSA- Most Professional Association at Conference         Lucas John accepting the Award
    
                                                                                                                    MN HOSA Proud
 
 Rachel                                Mack                                 Stephanie                   Tracie      Going to Awards Session- Northeast Metro 916            St, Cloud Tech HS       
   
  Ready for Awards Session- Stephanie and Lucas                                             Rachel accepting her award for Pharmacology   Both Northeast Metro EMT teams on stage
  
  What will it be ??????                             First and Second Place Teams from MN!!     One proud Advisor- Chuck Rud            Winning teams with Advisor Chuck Rud
  
                                                                Enjoying the finale of the Conference