Five Mount Pleasant High School students earned recognition at the HOSA 42nd annual International Leadership Conference. The conference was held June 19-22, 2019 in Orlando, Florida and featured 11,500 students, advisors, and chaperones from across the United States as well as China, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Those receiving awards include Abby Mason in Healthcare Issues Exam, a 50-item test measuring a HOSA member’s knowledge of current health issues; Alyssa Reynolds and Grace Whitten in Outstanding HOSA Chapter, a chapter’s plan of activities all year following the areas in the guidelines and a scrapbook containing proof of those activities; Matthew Armstrong in HOSA Happenings, a multimedia chapter communication event using a print or electronic newsletter or website; and Blanca Antolin for the Barbara James Service Award (Silver Division) which provides recognition to individual HOSA members for volunteer service in their community.

While in Orlando, the students were able to attend workshops about current health related issues, explore the exhibit hall and talk to colleges and professionals about health careers, as well as enjoy time at Disney World. The students were accompanied by HOSA advisors Kristi Houchin and Shari Cabell.

L to R: Alyssa Reynolds, Abby Mason, Blanca Antolin, Grace Whitten (not pictured Matthew Armstrong)