On January 31st, 2018, the members of HOSA went to the traditional campus of William Carey University. The University had many speakers that talked about the classes they offered. Our students learned about the opportunities offered at the school and also learned about scholarships offered in the state of Mississippi. Our students greatly benefited from this experience because they will apply the information given by the speakers to their future decisions on the career of their choice.
Submitted by Dania Cervantes Linares
On October 21st, 2017, many of the HOSA members joined together to do a color run to raise money for the HOSA chapter. The members got into groups and poured the tinted powder onto the people running. It was a learning experience on how working together could achieve a fun activity for the community. The HOSA members also raised awareness on the benefits of exercising and encouraged the community to become active.
Submitted by Kelli Cruthirds
Every year, the Forrest County AHS HOSA puts on a blood drive with United Blood Drive Service, a nonprofit community blood center, to provide blood for local areas. Students from around the school and the local community come and donate blood, plasma, and platelets for he local hospitals in need. This year, the blood drive took place on October 2017. We had a very successful turnout with the students, collecting 52 units. Year One and Two students assisted the donor’s with getting signed in and taking their information so they can donate, along with helping the workers prepare the field for the contributors. The students got to participate in gaining more knowledge on the process of blood donating and the importance of giving back to the community.
Submitted by Olivia McCrary
On September of 2017, year two Allied Health students learned how to assemble personal protection equipment or PPE, to simulate what it would be like in an actual hospital setting. The students were on the unit of infection control to get them ready for the clinicals at the local hospital, which started in September and ended in December. Learning these skills will provide our students with the knowledge they need to protect their health.
Submitted by Jessica Ingram
Second-year Health Science student, Emily O'Neal, shares information about PRCC's Associate Degree Nursing program in September of 2017. She attended the ADN Open House to learn more about the program she wants to pursue after graduation. She shared this information with first-year Health Science students. Emily stressed the importance of attending events such as open house nights, college preview days, etc. to help students plan their futures.
Submitted by Courtney McNair
On March of 2017, at the Mississippi State HOSA Conference, Ally Ratliff proudly represented FCAHS with winning the title of Mississippi HOSA's Vice President. With her hard work, determination, and strong willed personality she was able to grasp the audience and fulfill one of her many goals. Ally Ratliff is also the President of FCAHS HOSA Chapter and is constantly exhibiting her leadership skills.
Submitted by Nilliana Godinez
A former Forrest County A.H.S. HOSA student, Abbey Lowry, came and taught the year two students on February 20th, 2017 on the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the local community college, Pearl River Community College. Since many of the year two’s are seniors, Abbey came to tell them about the program, including the prerequisites that are required to be accepted into the program, what they will be educated in and what is expected of the students. The lesson was informational to the students and also gave them an idea of a career they might be willing to go into in the near future.
Submitted by Maya Wells
On January 21st, 2017, a devastating tornado hit a local town, called Petal, tearing up houses and the community. Year two Allied Health students teamed up with Law and public Safety students and town members to help clean up. Students split up in groups and went down different streets to find homes and families that were affected the most and needed help either cleaning up or moving out. Throughout this project, students learned hands-on materials by helping others. This was accomplished by the students interacting with the victims affected, cleaning up around the houses and providing support for those in need.
Submitted by Nicole McRaney