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HOSA Enhances students’ Learning

Hunter Flagg

Without the help of educators teaching students at large how to treat and care for patients, we would have a lot of unanswered questions. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is taking steps to enhance their students’ learning by partnering with Kansas State University Physicians Assistant (PA) Program.

Our objective is that we educate high school students about who we are, what we are, and we also have a positive impact in their lives,” Michael Simmons, Main leader of HOSA, said.

HOSA is currently trying to re-brand the way they run things and is putting an emphasis on teaching realistic procedures one would use if they were to pursue a career in the medical industry, and is aiming to reach a larger audience by generalizing things while keeping it niche.

“We’re kind of wanting to make a shift from the kind of presentations that we do, we want to get perhaps a wider audience and get more people interested in the medical field, and we decided that doing this Vitals Workshop is a great way to do that.” Michael Simmons said.

An upcoming event on April 15, at 5:30 p.m. is sure to catch students’ attention who are invested into someday being in the medical field, as they will be discussing the importance of vitals and things pertaining to that area.

Simmons spoke about the event as trial and error, and will be different to all previous events held.

This week is our spring leadership conference and we’re to be there tomorrow and Thursday (March 28, 2024) and we have some people competing in different events. There’s a CPR and first aid competition, different things where you just kind of go through and take care of a patient how you would in the real world and then you are graded on how you do.” Senior Nate Nichols said.

The objective of what is being taught is slightly changing and will hopefully have a greater impact on those involved in HOSA and will be more applicable to students’ daily lives as they use their knowledge for the greater good by helping those around them.

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Hunter Flagg
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Hunter Flagg is a freshman staff writer who joined journalism this year after moving from New York, not too far from the city. If Flagg can find the time outside of class, he likes to be with friends as he likes people in general.  “I like writing and videography and stuff like that,” Flagg said. “Haven’t been able to do that because of school.” Flagg joined journalism with hopes of creating entertaining articles and having fun.  “I like all aspects of journalism, mainly videography,” Flagg said. “It allows me to bask in a job well done.” Flagg also has hopes of changing the yearbook for the better. Flagg believes the yearbook can get a bit cringy at times and he wants to stop that from happening.  “I thought the yearbook sounded cool to me,” he said. Flagg wants to be a sports correspondent to write more entertaining life filled articles.  “No offense to people in politics, but I don’t feel like the students care about it that much,” Flagg said. “I want to write about sports, current events and things that have an impact on student’s lives.” After high school, Flagg wants to join the military with no interest in continuing Journalism. Flagg says to anyone wanting to join journalism to “do it.” By Thurston Rogers Staff Writer

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