Marie Bolton is currently a junior and attends Kearney High School where she is an active member of her local chapter. While this is only her second year in HOSA, Marie has fully immersed herself in the wonderful and challenging environment that is HOSA. She has fallen in love, in this short time, with an organization that has given her the opportunity to meet amazing people and the circumstances for her to determine what her future in healthcare looks like.
As an officer, Marie would like to give back to an organization that has her given so much, one that challenges her and everyone involved to better themselves today to create a better future tomorrow. Marie’s goals for this upcoming year is to better communicate activities that are going on at the state and local levels so members have more opportunities to stay involved. Marie would also like to create local and regional competitions before SLC so members, especially new members, would be better prepared before such a large competition. This would also have the potential to attract more new members, and grow membership within Missouri HOSA, which is another one of her goals.
One of Marie’s favorite quotes is by Winston Churchill, “A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” This quote has driven her to see opportunities in everything she does and to make the most out of every opportunity in life. Whether that be in volunteering more with her church or putting in long hours dedicated to cross-country, swim, or track- she has learned to make the most of her time, and the most of opportunities presented to her.
Outside of HOSA Marie is involved in cross-country, track, swim, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Kearney Inclusion N Diversity, and she is a member of her church’s youth group who she volunteers regularly with. She also enjoys reading, painting, and being outdoors as much as possible, whether that be in Colorado hiking or skiing, or on a beach, you can find her outdoors whenever she has the chance.
Marie is thrilled to be on the 2019-2020 Missouri State HOSA officer team and absolutely cannot wait to meet, serve, and work with members of Missouri HOSA. Marie loves interacting with and meeting members so feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Marie is looking forward to helping Missouri HOSA be the best it can be!
Hallie Holst is beyond excited to serve on the 2019-2020 Missouri HOSA State Officer Team. She is currently a junior at Kearney High School, located just outside of Kansas City. She has been a member of HOSA for two years and serves as her local chapter’s Vice President and President-Elect. Ever since accidently taking her first health science class her freshman year, she has fallen in love with the healthcare field and all of its aspects. Outside of HOSA, she is involved in National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Science Club. Hallie is also a part-time nanny of two children, where she assists with their physical and occupational therapy, volunteers at many events with her church, and helps coordinate activities at a local assisted living facility. Hallie enjoys taking pictures, consuming copious amounts of coffee, re-watching “The Office” for the one-hundredth time, and spending time with her dog.
A few years ago, Hallie read a quote by Maya Angelou that has since driven her hopes and ambitions. Angelou states: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Hallie has grown to understand that kindness and compassion are the most important things to share with others and because of this belief, plans to continue her education in nursing after high school. She also intends to bring her undying passion for HOSA, healthcare, and her true kindness to the Missouri HOSA State Officer Team.
As a State Officer, Hallie would like to increase communication between the State Office and local chapters by making more chapter visits and organizing additional Missouri HOSA events. She would also like to increase participation across the state in all aspects of HOSA including service events, state competitions, and conferences. Hallie wants to keep Missouri HOSA members involved and excited about our great organization throughout the entire school year. In addition, she wants to work with the rest of the State Officer team to offer students throughout the entire state the extraordinary support system and leadership opportunities she has experienced as part of such an outstanding organization. HOSA has offered a sense of belonging that has become one of the most important things in Hallie’s life. She is thrilled to be able to extend that to others.
Hallie is honored to have the privilege of being a part of the Missouri HOSA State Officer Team and is eager to see how much Missouri HOSA grows and strengthens this upcoming year. She absolutely loves chatting with and getting to know Missouri HOSA members, taking suggestions and ideas, answering questions, and resolving concerns so please feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Kate Mallery is thrilled to be serving Missouri HOSA as a State Officer for the 2019-2020 year. A seventh-generation farm girl from Rolla, Missouri, Kate is currently a junior and Vice President of her local HOSA chapter. In addition, Kate holds various other leadership positions within her school, including Kindness Committee Chair of Student Council, Link Crew Leader, a member of National Honors Society, and a weekly leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kate also enjoys participating in Latin Club, Octagon Club, and Varsity soccer.
Since being introduced to HOSA in her freshman year, Kate has jumped at every opportunity to be involved within her chapter. HOSA has truly helped Kate to define her purpose of one day becoming a medical doctor, and she hopes to bring the transformative power of HOSA to more people across the state as an officer. Further, Kate would like to help make everything HOSA offers more accessible to current members in order to increase involvement. Kate believes in the power of a smile and a handshake, and would love to make numerous chapter visits, increase Missouri HOSA’s social media presence, and possibly even organize new events involving multiple chapters.
Another one of Kate’s goals as an officer is to help each HOSA member confidently hone their interpersonal skills. Communicating effectively and developing connections with others are important abilities in any field, but especially in healthcare. Kate would love for every member of HOSA- Future Health Professionals to truly stand out as leaders in the healthcare field by their communication and leadership capabilities.
Kate couldn’t be more pumped to be a part of Missouri HOSA’s State Officer team, and looks forward to seeing the organization soar to new heights! If you have suggestions, inquiries, or any other reason to contact Kate, she would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.