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STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

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The Missouri HOSA 2024 State Leadership Conference is scheduled for March 25-26, 2024 in Rolla, Missouri. The onsite event will be held at Rolla High School again this year.

 

Missouri HOSA hit record-breaking numbers with 1,754 participants from 87 Local Chapters registered for this year’s SLC Qualifier!  HOSA Digital Upload entries are due by January 22, 2024 at 11:59 pm. The SLC Qualifier tests will open on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 7:30 am. The SLC Qualifier Results can be found below. Results are listed by both Competitive Event and Local Chapter.

Registration for the onsite Missouri HOSA 2024 State Leadership Conference will open on Thursday, February 1, 2024 and will close on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at midnight.  The Registration Fee for this event is $55.00 and will include two meals onsite.  Registration fees must be paid to Missouri HOSA, ATTN:  Rachel Fisher, 5th Floor, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102.  In order to register, participants will need to have only been registered for the Missouri HOSA 2024 SLC Qualifier.  At least one (1) Local Chapter Advisor MUST be registered for the Missouri HOSA 2024 State Leadership Conference.  Additional Local Chapter Advisors and chaperones/guests who were not registered for the SLC Qualifier can also be registered for the onsite event, but will not receive a conference T-Shirt and Lapel Pin.      

 

All registered participants attending the Missouri HOSA 2024 State Leadership Conference will need a Medical Liability Release and Code of Conduct form on file at their local chapter.  In order to assure everyone completes these forms, please require all HOSA local chapter members to submit these forms to you with affiliation.

 

The Missouri HOSA Chapter Assurance Form and Missouri HOSA Local Chapter Advisor Code of Conduct is due by March 1, 2024.  These forms are the only documents needed at our office.  Please send this form to Rachel Fisher at Rachel.fisher@dese.mo.gov.  She may be reached at 573-751-7965.

The State Leadership Conference (SLC) Event Tentative Agenda with details is below. 

A list of hotels with conference blocked room rates as well as other hotels in the area is attached.  Please note that as Missouri HOSA partners with additional hotels, a revised document may be sent out. 

You can find the Missouri HOSA 2024 State Leadership Conference Recognition Event Guidelines and Deadlines below.  Please pay close attention to deadlines and make sure that you, as the Local Chapter Advisor, approve all activities entered by members by the posted deadline. 

Keynote Speaker - Dave Davlin
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Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.

Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90’s as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and associational conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.

National Geographic Learning Academic Testing Center

Missouri HOSA will be offering a National Geographic Learning Academic Testing Center to all onsite State Leadership Conference participants again this year.  Each student member participant will have an opportunity to take one (1) exam of choice at the ATC Testing Center.  The ATC Testing Center will have open hours for participants to take the exam when available.  This is an added opportunity to be recognized at the Awards Session.  Those who place will NOT qualify to compete at the International Leadership Conference.  To review exam opportunities, go to https://hosa.org/guidelines/ and review the fourteen (14) exam options under the National Geographic Learning Academic Testing Center category. 

Anatomage Tournament

We are very excited to announce that there will be an Anatomage Tournament at the 2024 State Leadership Conference! Please see the below flier for some details.

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Special Talent Request

You probably have HOSA members with special talents in your Chapter and Missouri HOSA is searching for them!

 

Missouri HOSA is recruiting singers and performers for the Opening General Session of the State Leadership Conference on March 25, 2023. Missouri HOSA is looking for talented singers and performers to participate by singing either the National Anthem or another patriotic or inspirational song of choice. If you are interested, please send a YouTube link to Missouri HOSA. The deadline for entries is February 15, 2024. If selected, the performer will sing/perform at the Opening General Session at the Missouri HOSA 2024 State Leadership Conference. You may email a link or questions to Rachel Fisher, Missouri HOSA State Advisor, at Rachel.fisher@dese.mo.gov. In the subject line, please write “MISSOURI HOSA 2024 SLC SPECIAL TALENT” and then attach the YouTube link within the email.  Please record both songs (National Anthem and Patriotic/Inspirational song of choice) if you wish to be considered for either opportunity.  Be sure the HOSA member includes their full name, school, Local Chapter Advisor name, address and phone number.

HOSA Store
HOSA Zone
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The HOSA Store will be open for business on Tuesday between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.  Please see the price list below for full details.  The store will accept cash and credit card (with a minimum purchase of $15.00).  Prices range from $1.00 items to $45.00.  There is something for everyone, so please remind students of this opportunity!  The HOSA Store will also be located at HOSA Zone!

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HOSA Zone is a one-stop shop for entertainment on Tuesday during the SLC!  HOSA Zone will be open during the hours of 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, and will be integrated with both Exhibitor Booths and State Officer Candidate booths.  There will be interactive games and activities happening all day!  If you have students who are not competing, this is where they will want to be!  Please encourage all student members to attend this event, as it will be a time to network, have fun, and learn! 

Student members will have an opportunity to earn tickets when visiting with Exhibitors at HOSA Zone for an hourly drawing of Missouri HOSA Swag Bags valued at $50.00 each. 

Trivia Night
Educational Symposium

Educational Symposium Presentations will be scheduled on hourly rotations throughout the conference at Rolla High School.  All participants are strongly encouraged to attend these workshops on a variety of topics. 

Missouri HOSA Statewide Service Project

The 2024 SLC Statewide Service Project will be making tie-blankets. Stations will be set up for students to come create a blanket to be donated. Students will be able to come and go as their schedule allows.

HOSA Trivia Night is returning for the 2024 SLC. It will be on Monday, March 25, 2024 at 6:30 pm.  We will play five (5) rounds of trivia with ten (10) questions each based on medical trivia.  This will include a round on Movie Medicine, Anatomical lyrics, and Healthy Habits. Don't forget to sign up your team of four (4) to participate in this fun event!  Teams are limited to one per Local Chapter and if students are competing in a competitive event on Monday evening, they should not sign up for Trivia Night. 

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