Members of HOSA Future-Health Professionals place at State Leadership Conference


Used with permission by Jennifer Glazer

Members of Harrisonburg’s HOSA chapter pose together after the closing ceremony of the State Leadership Conference.

Maya Waid, Editor-in-Chief

March 11-13, 12  members of HOSA – Future Health Professional spent the weekend in Williamsburg, VA at the Virginia HOSA State Leadership Conference.

For nine of the students, it was their first time participating in this conference.  Seniors Maya Waid (President) and Juju Butler (Region 5 VP) were on the Executive Council that helped run the conference. Junior Sarah Hussein was elected as the new State President at the conference.

All students attending competed in at least one competitive event and multiple members from the high school placed.


Junior Sarah Hussein – 2nd Place Job Seeking Skills

Senior Aroob Ahmed – 1st Place Dental Terminology; 3rd Place Forensic Science (with Rylee)

Sophomore Rylee Stroop – 3rd Place Forensic Science (with Aroob)

Senior Maya Waid – 3rd Place Extemporaneous Writing

Seniors Marelyn Rivera Rivas and Wanda Murillo Baquedano – 4th Place Health Career Display

Freshman Shea Spears – 5th Place Health Career Photography


All members who placed first, second or third are now eligible to compete in the International Leadership Conference from Jun 22-26 in Nashville, Tennessee.