|Jaydin Crow, President|
|School: Polytech High School
Career area: Dental Assisting
Activities: Girls Soccer
What HOSA means to me: I am now going into my third year as a HOSA member and my second year as a state officer, and I can honestly say that HOSA has changed my life for the better. I have had so many different experiences and I have gone to so many different places. I have meant endless amounts of intelligent, well-rounded students, who share the same interests and passions as I do. My confidence and ability to work with students I have never even met before, has increased tremendously, and I am no longer afraid to be in front of a large audience. I now realize that in any situation or task at hand, I can take charge and be the leader. I am able to network with other students and build relationships that could potentially last a lifetime.
HOSA has influenced me and has done things for me in ways that I had never imagined possible, and for that I would just like to simply say thank you! Thank you HOSA, for changing my life and helping mold me into the future healthcare professional that I am today!
Favorite quote: “live well, laugh often, love much” Bessie Anderson Stanley
|Rajbir Bal, Vice President|
|School: William Penn High School
Career Area: Medical Assisting
Activities: Student Council, Science Olympiad, ProStart Restaurant Management, Lacrosse, National Honor Society.
What HOSA means to me: HOSA to me is a community of individuals with the same goals and aspirations, and that is to be future health professionals. Through competitions, events and gatherings, I have met some of the brightest, dedicated and able folk the state has to offer. I’m really fortunate enough to be able to collaborate with some of my future colleagues at the High School level. There is no other feeling like being surrounded by hundreds of people all over the state that aspire to work in the same field as you and are motivated to go further in healthcare. I am so glad that I am apart of the HOSA family because each and everyday I realize that passion and drive can really help people in achieving their goals!
Favorite quote: "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground" - Theodore Roosevelt
|Merveille Avinou, Vice President||School: Polytech High School
Career Area: Nursing Assisting
Activities: Founder and President of Polytech’s French club, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Interact club, Delaware foundation reaching citizens with intellectual disabilities ambassador.
What HOSA means to me: HOSA is an organization of like- minded people trying to change the world one step at a time. HOSA brings people together and reaches out to community to aid in any way they can. What I love most about HOSA is that they continuously seek ways to help the community, and that is something that I am very interested in being a part of. I believe that HOSA is very educational and life- changing for many people including me. Being a member of HOSA will let me meet many influential people, and it will teach me how be a better public speaker and networker. I am very lucky to be a member of HOSA. HOSA members are committed as a group and they also support each other. Not only does HOSA help me learn about myself, it also helps me learn about others. Organizations like HOSA is something that everyone should seek to be a part of.
Favorite Quote: “It always seems impossible until it's done.” ~Nelson Mandela
|Katherine Ammann, Vice President||School: Conrad Schools of Science
Career Area: Physical Therapy
Activities: 2015 HOSA State Conference, where I competed in Health Career Display, Participation in 2015 Fall Leadership Conference, 2016 HOSA State Conference, where I competed in PSA, 2016 International Leadership Conference, where my team and I made it to the second round of competition, Freshman and Sophomore Class Vice President, Blue and Gold Club, Delaware Youth Leadership Scholar, Varsity Field Hockey for school and for a club
What HOSA means to me: HOSA gave me an awakening to how powerful health careers are. It’s more than satisfying a patient, it’s becoming their cheerleader, their friend, and their role model. Same can be said about being a member of HOSA. HOSA is more than just competitions about health careers. HOSA is building confidence in yourself, developing team-building skills, and becoming a leader. While doing all of that also opening students, like me, up to opportunities that might give them more insight into what they may want their future occupation to be. I’ve always been told that I can make a difference, but never knew how. With HOSA I am given a head-start to making a difference. HOSA has given me the opportunity to improve my community and my school. HOSA has inspired me to set goals for myself, whether they be short-term, such as what else can I do to improve my school, or long-term such as becoming a nurse-practitioner. Being a part of HOSA I have been able to network outside of my school community. I will be able to meet with a state representative, I have met a role model to guide me in the right direction to reach my goal of my future occupation, and work with some amazing friends that I look forward to working with!
Favorite Quote: “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Les Brown
|Sinit Abrahim, Vice President||School: William Penn High School
Career Area: Medical Laboratory Assisting
Activities: Student Council, Swim, Lacrosse Manager, Upward Bound Math Science, Young People's Front for Democracy and Justice (YPFDJ).
What HOSA means to me: As a freshman at William Penn, I was beyond excited to begin a health science class. My teacher first told me about HOSA-Future Health Professionals, and I decided to just give it a try. I had no idea what HOSA was or what you do, but I am glad I made the decision to join.
Joining HOSA allowed me to learn more in depth about different fields of healthcare and zero in on exactly what I want to do. From being a local chapter member competing in competitions to becoming a state officer, HOSA has allowed me to meet hardworking and dedicated people who I am proud to call my friends. HOSA is not just another group of people in a CTSO, we are a family.
Favorite quote: "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”" - Albus Dumbledore