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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue
2003-10-03 tracking communities section
HOSA officers to attend leadership conference
Cletus Turner

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SENIOR HOSA OFFICERS include Brittany Goble, historian; Misty Maynard, vice president; Mary Endicott, treasurer; Joseph Harris, president; Patricia Blevins, secretary; and David Osborne, parliamentarian. (click for larger version)
INEZ Martin County Area Technology Center's chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is off to a busy year of preparing young people for careers in the health-care profession.

Both morning and evening officers were elected to lead the active student organization in its numerous activities for the 2003-04 year.

Morning officers are Joseph Harris, president; Misty Maynard, vice president; Patricia Blevins, secretary; Mary Endicott, treasurer; Brittany Goble, historian; and David Osborne, parliamentarian.

Evening officers include Amanda Johnson, president; Brandi Davis, vice president; Stephanie Todd, secretary: Virginia Slone, treasurer; and Amanda Cordle, historian.

These officers will attend HOSA's state leadership conference, which will be held Oct. 20-22 in Louisville. During this time, they will receive instruction on the varying duties of their offices as well as participate in leadership activities.

Endicott, the morning treasurer, has already demonstrated her ability to be a leader. She not only serves HOSA on a local level but she was also elected as historian for the state's HOSA chapter. Endicott will be spending a busy year serving Kentucky HOSA as a member of the executive and state officer team.

The organization's new officers, members and advisor, Martha Williams, have planned an active program of work, which means that each month the HOSA chapter will participate in a community service project.

On Oct. 27, chapter members will be teaming with the staff of Big Sandy Campus, Morehead State University, to conduct a health fair for elementary children of Floyd County. They will be focusing on the importance of physical fitness while celebrating the Halloween season with the children.

During November, the chapter will provide Thanksgiving dinner for two disadvantaged Martin County families.

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JUNIOR HOSA OFFICERS are Amanda Johnson, president; Amanda Cordle, historian; Brandi Davis, vice president; Stephanie Todd, secretary; and Virginia Slone, treasurer. (click for larger version)
December will usher in many projects, including decorating residents' doors at the Martin County Health Care Facility; hosting a Christmas party for a local Head Start class; and "adopting" a disadvantaged family for Christmas by purchasing gifts for each family member.

The chapter will conduct fundraisers throughout the year to contribute to HOSA's national service project, Relay for Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society.

Next spring, the PRIDE community clean-up will be a major focus of these community-minded young adults.

Collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Louisville is an ongoing project throughout the year. Members also will collect non-perishable items to donate to the house during HOSA's state conference in March.

The Department for Technical Education, a Cabinet for Workforce Development agency, administers the Martin County ATC.

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