Iroquois HOSA attends conference

COURTESY PHOTO Iroquois HOSA members attending the International Leadership Conference in Dallas June 20-24 were, back row, from left, Kasey Burmeister, Zoei Schmidt-Ellmann, Lexi Burma, Madi Burma, Kali Burma and Natalie Cundy; and in front, Skyla Harris, Mona Nickoli, Airabella Deysel, Tabitha Rose, Kaylee Vincent, Rosalie Wehlander and Emma Eckmann.

Members of the Iroquois HOSA Chapter made a lasting impression at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Dallas June 20-24.

Over 12,500 HOSA members from the United States and other countries including China, America Samoa and Canada, were in attendance.

Emma Eckmann and Madi Burma became International Champions taking second place in the Middle School Health Education category, beating out 25 other competing teams from across the United States and several other countries. Their presentation consisted of a project that they titled “Nerm the Germ,” and presented to the Iroquois second grade class. They received first place at the state level.

The Chapter also received recognition for raising more than $600 for HOSA’s National Service Project, “Be The Match” and received the Bronze Level Award for America’s Blood Center participation.
Barbara James Service Award winners that were recognized were Kaylee Vincent, Lexi Burma, Kali Burma, Emma Eckmann, Madi Burma and Airabella Deysel. Kali Burma was also recognized for HOSA Happenings.

Iroquois HOSA alumni, Britney Moeller, also received an award for Outstanding HOSA Alumni.

While in Texas the group toured the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, visited the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Dallas Zoo, and the President George W. Bush Museum.

This is the ninth year that the HOSA Chapter has been active in Iroquois.