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We are the Metro Tech Hunger Fighters, a group of four students that want to make a difference for the hungry in OKC. We are students in Metro Tech’s Biomedical Sciences Academy. As part of our community service project for HOSA, we chose to support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (RFBO).
Please meet two of the MT Hunger Fighters and learn a little bit about why the issue of hunger is important to them.
Elizabeth Morris, 16, grew up in Oklahoma City. She comes from a large family and understands the importance of food to feed her family. Elizabeth has a huge heart for her community and is excited to push the Hunger Fighters mission to its fullest potential.
Melanie Stromie, 17, has experienced the struggle of making ends meet at home. Her family had money problems and at times it was hard keeping food on the table. She wants to help feed other families that know what hunger feels like. Melanie is proud to be a MT Hunger Fighter!
The MT Hunger Fighters chose to support the buy cialis RFBO after touring the facility. “We did an exercise to try to find food on a limited or non-existent budget, Melanie said. “We saw firsthand how RFBO grows some of their own food and distributes food to feed OKCs hungry”.
This year, the Hunger Fighters are raising awareness about hunger by visiting their peers and at elementary schools about talking to them about resources and ways to help fight hunger in Oklahoma. “We will be hosting food drives and a fundraising run,” Elizabeth said. “We really want to spread our message and gain even more momentum”. The Hunger Fighters are hoping to host
a run on the Metro Tech Springlake campus on March 30, 2012.
We care about our community. We are students who believe we can make a difference. We are the Metro Tech Hunger Fighters.
Please show your support by liking our Facebook page to learn about our upcoming events.
Metro Tech is proud to announce that students from HOSA came back to Oklahoma with a gold medal and top ten placing in the HOSA 34th Annual National Leadership conference in Anaheim, California. Students who won first place in state competitions moved onto the national competition during the week of June 18, 2011.
We would like to congratulate Practical Nursing student, Dawnn Wright, for winning first in the HOSA Epidemiology competition. Wright scored the highest in recognizing, identifying, defining, and interpreting epidemiology concepts in a written response to a case study and 50-item multiple choice test.
Metro Tech’s Practical Nursing Instructor, Lavayne Pepper, says HOSA’s competitive events encourage students to be detail oriented while achieving high standards of excellence in their chosen fields. “Being involved in HOSA gives Health Careers student the opportunity to polish their leadership and teamwork skills which are important qualitieis for healthcare professionals,” Pepper said.
Metro Tech students also placed in the top ten of the national competition in Parliamentary Procedures, Nutrition Knowledge Test and the HOSA Bowl. Congratulations to
Jarnae Thronesberry for placing fourth in the Nutrition Knowledge test. The Parliamentary Procedures team also placed fourth. Congratulations to Kevin Cabe, Holly Hibdon, Angelica Martinez, Joanna Pantoja, Lourdes Saldana and Grace Salewon. HOSA
Bowl competitors placed seventh. Congratulations to Chris Carr, Kristi Divelbiss, Cari Odle and Karen Renshaw.
HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
Wow! I have been running behind in everything lately, it is just crazy! For homework I have three paragraphs to write for my grant in my Bio-Medical Sciences class. I also have online quizzes and an assignment for Algebra II, an essay, a map and a chapter assessment to do for World History. I’m not even close to being finished. For my extra-curricular activities I have to write a script for the holiday pep assembly at my high school, fundraise for my school basketball team, clean my room, bowling practice, soccer practice and after school bball practice! This is making me CRAZY!!! Thank-you for listening, I have been kind of behind in my blogging too. Recently, the HOSA chapter did a lollipop fundraiser which earned us roughly around $100 dollars. They sold for 25 cents each. We also recieved our t-shirts that we ordered, that say HOSA and Bio-Med in the front:D!!! In the next two weeks I believe we are going to Christmas Connection (which I honestly don’t know the exact details of what we are going to do but I will report soon about that) and we will present the grants we have been working on December 9th. I hope they come out incredible because I know everyone in class is worried and scared to present these. I know we will do great! My group is sort of behind so we have to work super hard this upcoming week to finish it before presentation day. :/ I have to go now, I still have homework to finish! GRRRRR!!!
p.s. Sorry for the no pictures, the person that lives with me that I call sister, lost the camera so for now just imagine students tearing their hair out while working on a laptop:)
I had to catch the bus at 6:45 in the morning for the Health Occupations Students of America Fall Leadership conference. I felt a little nervous I don’t really think I have ever gone or experience any type of conference much less a leadership conference. Thankfully my friend Lizzie was along for the ride too.
On our way to the Clarion Meridian Convention Center (that is where the conference was held) we calmed each other’s nerves by sitting quietly and talking about the days events. When we arrived, I started to feel the butterflies flutter in my stomach, not pleasant. A tall and lean, light-skin guy dressed in a dark blue suit was making brief speeches to vote for him as State HOSA President and giving out flyers when we walked in. Based on my first impression of him, he looked like he would make a good President. I quickly scanned the flyer and read the bottom which said “Peace, Love, and HOSA,” nope that is not random at all. I looked up and realized that it’s literally not random because everyone had an orange tie-dye shirt saying “Peace, Love and HOSA.” I felt left out until Ms. Cravens, my teacher, gave us our t-shirts. We enter the “Majestic Ballroom” (woah) and it was big enough to fit all of us who were there. We started by being introduced to our state HOSA Officers (The AWESOME president was from AWESOME Metro-Technology Centers ).
After the brief introduction we had to vote for this year’s officers. Our first speaker was a man named Underwood. Mr. Underwood was a kind and, how do I say this, cool guy. He really has this kid in him that makes you like him right away. Through his presentation he gave us three statements that I believe are very powerful. “Enthusiasm is Power,” which is true because if you are not enthusiastic about something, you are not likely to succeed in it. “Encouragement is Awesome,” that is self-explanatory but, I do love to hear encouragement! The final one, “Leaders make Leaders,” no one that I know of has not had someone that inspired them to become a better person. We follow by example and so I believe this is the most important phrase anyone should remember. His wife, Carrie Underwood, (not the famous singer) joined him and began her speech. She was bubbly and full of excitement.
Our first task was to get into pairs and then one of us had to pretend to be the mayor of Oklahoma and the other, a HOSA officer. Our goal was to inform the mayor of what HOSA was and what our officer’s role was. It went horrible; I honestly did not know what HOSA was or what my role was! Mrs. Underwood saw this and the first thing she taught us was about first impressions. We learned how to shake hands, look straight into the other person’s eyes, dress properly and how to sit up and keep our posture straight.
Next mission was to learn about HOSA! Get ready for this; HOSA stands for Health Occupation Students of America which gives internship opportunities, scholarship opportunities, leadership skills, and shares information about health occupations. On my way into lunch at Chelino’s, I turn around and *BAM* there is the Mayor! ”Well Good Afternoon youngster what is this HOSA you have on your shirt?” he said. “Good afternoon Mayor, my name is Jessica De La Cruz and I am with the Association of HOSA. HOSA stands for Health Occupation Students of America. HOSA spreads the word of Health Occupations, it gives scholarship and internship opportunities to its members and it also provides leadership skills. Each chapter has its own officers and I serve the chapter as Reporter and Historian” I said. MISSION COMPLETE!!!! It wasn’t the best introduction but it’s better than nothing, right? The State officer’s came in and introduced the new officers (All my votes won except one, but let’s not talk about that one). We were then released and free to eat lunch! It was a pretty good day and to be honest I felt a lot more confident walking out of there. I don’t feel totally lost anymore about what HOSA is and I learned a few good tips on how to make a lasting first impression and how to be a better person in this world!
Patricia Hudson, Metro Technology Centers, CTSO Coordinator. Patricia assists in helping teachers/instructors, as well as students in meeting their goals as well as responsibilities for their student organization.
Today the Metro Tech HOSA chapters had a Leadership Day. They began the day with the speaker, Michael Cozart, as he challenged the group to find their “career passion.” Students then received specialized training for their specific office. A number of the students even learned to “blog.” There were a variety of interest sessions that ranged from parliamentary procedure, relaxation techniques, to building a better budget. At the conclusion of the day, officers from each of the career specialty areas were installed in their new office. As the students gained their skills they were preparing for not only this year as HOSA members but also as as a future professional.