HOSA Letter to Parents

Dear NBHS Parent,                                                               


     By enrolling in a Health Science Class at North Buncombe High School, your student has done more than just enroll in another class. They have actually embarked on a new way of life because of the many extraordinary advantages available through this program. In connection with the Health Science Education program, your student is invited to join Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Membership in HOSA is available to students enrolled in the Health Science Education area chosen by your son/daughter. It is designed to give the student that something “extra” which will help them to take their place more effectively in work and society.


     HOSA is the place for students to expand upon the learning opportunities offered in the classroom. HOSA is not a club – it is an organization that promotes career opportunities in health care and supports young people who plan to pursue a health career.  In our HOSA Chapter, we stress leadership through the election of student officers. We stress participation through social activities, leadership development sessions, business meetings and friendly competition by means of skill and academic contests on the local, district, state, and national level. We will have a district fall leadership conference in November. The state conference will be in April 10-13, 2013 and the national conference will be held in Nashville, Tn. At the Opryland Hotel in June 2013. These are all exciting learning opportunities for your student to attend.


     The costs to the student for affiliation at the state and national level are being kept to a minimum. Dues include: local dues $ 5.00, state dues $ 5.00 and national dues $ 10.00 for a total of $ 20.00. All dues need to be paid by Oct. 31, 2012. Dues money is used to pay postage, for duplicating chapter materials, and for other HOSA needs. HOSA provides an opportunity for your student to shine. I look forward to sharing their successes with you this year. You may contact me at sherrie.minkin@bcsemail.org if you have questions or concerns.





Sherrie Minkin, RN

North Buncombe High School - HOSA Advisor