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"Just weeks ago on October 5-6, 2023, Missouri HOSA hosted its 4th Fall Leadership Conference at Stephens College. This two-day event consisted of breakout sessions, networking time, group discussion, and the development of a chapter’s program of work. Much was learned during the breakout sessions, focusing on the four core values of our organization, increasing volunteer and internship opportunities, marketing and fundraising strategies, and creating the future health professional. Our delegation also bonded over a fun and exciting karaoke event where members sang their hearts out to their favorite songs. As a Missouri HOSA State Officer, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting with members of our Missouri delegation and I have learned so much from them and their experiences. It was truly moving to be in a room with so many driven like-minded individuals and the atmosphere created at this year’s conference was nothing but positive and welcoming. It felt as if there was no such thing as a bad idea, like we all were there not only to better ourselves but to better each other as well. I gathered so many great ideas, insights, and perspectives from the conference that hold great value to me because I saw first-hand the passion that our delegation has for HOSA. I am so grateful for this experience and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for our Missouri HOSA members, chapters, and delegation as a whole."

Lucy Fister

Missouri HOSA 2023-2024 Vice President of Public Relations

9--Stephens College Ten Ideals Photo_edi

Missouri HOSA would like to recognize the student leaders attending this year’s Fall Leadership Conference for personifying one of Stephens College’s Ten Ideals.  Like HOSA, Stephens College also embodies a set of core values called The Ten Ideals, which originated in 1921 and represent those values that enrich and inspire our lives.  These ten ideals truly do encompass what we believe comprises a passionate HOSA leader. The student representative chosen by the Missouri HOSA 2023-2024 State Officer Team and the Ten Ideals include: 

  • Obiamaka Obiesie from Staley High School

    • Respect for our own dignity and the dignity of others, embodied in a sense of social justice

  • Natalie Kostecki from Jefferson Area Technical School

    • Courage and persistence

  • Adam Spree from Lindbergh High School

    • Independence, autonomy and self-sufficiency

  • Wyatt McDonald from Rolla Technical Center

    • Support for others through the willingness to take and give criticism, acceptance and love

  • Aubrielle Krigbaum from Hannibal Career & Technical Center

    • Sensitivity to the uniqueness and fragility of the natural world of which we are part

  • Loukya Vaka from Liberty High School

    • Responsibility for the consequences of our choices

  • Ava Callicott from Hannibal Career & Technical Center

    • Belief in our changing selves and in our right to change

  • Carmen Holt from Career and Technical Center at Fort Osage

    • Creativity in the spiritual and aesthetic dimensions of life

  • Aasiyah Beamon from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

    • Intelligence that is informed and cultivated, critical yet tolerant

  • Helen Hervey from Union High School

    • Leadership which empowers others

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