It’s been two weeks since HOSA SLC, and to say that I’m having withdrawals would be an understatement. This was my first year in HOSA and along with three of my friends, I competed in Community Awareness, in which we had to raise awareness on a certain health issue. The days leading up to the State Leadership Conference consisted of last-minute edits to our portfolio and stocking up on junk food for our trip.
We left for the hotel where the convention would be held on Thursday morning around 10. The trip downtown only took about 40 minutes, and we were all very excited by the time we reached the hotel. We checked in and were able to break into smaller groups. Unfortunately, we did not receive our hotel rooms until around 8 p.m. that night, and even then as a group, we had complications with our rooms. My group's room only had one bed for four people. Eventually, we got the problem fixed and were able to enjoy the rest of the day.
That night, we attended our opening session and afterward went straight up to our rooms to prepare for our presentation the next morning. It was a long night for us, consisting of practicing and goofing off, but we went to sleep prepared. After our presentation the next morning, time flew by really fast. Between attending workshops and meeting up with friends from other schools, we were constantly busy. Eventually, Saturday came, and it was time for the Awards Ceremony. Although my group placed seventh, all of us were proud of because it was our first HOSA experience. It’s been around two weeks since the conference, and I miss it a lot. To remember all the good times, I created a montage consisting of my favorite memories. Enjoy!