By Emily Jimenez | Staff Writer
Jonson has a plethora of clubs ranging from the abundance of honor societies to language and culture clubs. A new club for the future nurses, doctors and any other health related professionals, Health
Occupations Students of America, HOSA, has been added to the list.
HOSA began several weeks ago and the cut off date to join was last Friday.There are three teacher sponsors for HOSA, Carla Jacobs, Sherry Weaver, and C. Sanchez. The executive HOSA officers have already been chosen. The President is senior Christina Werckle, the vice president is Senior Arsenio Perez, the secretary is Senior Navya Kartha, their historian is Ana Montoya, and the member at large is Senior Jonah Bocanegra.
“I am really interested in being in the medical field, I actually want to be a doctor, and so when I heard that it was being brought to Johnson I wanted to be the leader,” Werckle , the HOSA president, said.
HOSA usually meets on the third Thursday of every month in F211. To join members had to pay five dollar dues and be taking or have taken a health science class. The new club was advertised in the health science class and through posters located about the school.
“We have almost 100 members,” said Jacobs. “97 to be exact. Our officers are definitely trying to come up with things to do. HOSA’s main focus is on community service in the health fields.”
HOSA is trying to volunteer at at a respite home for children and make Thanksgiving cards for a nursing home. On November 9, HOSA members will be able to attend a teen health camp where they will learn some basic medical skills.
“We get to do hands on learning,” Werckle said about the teen health camp. “With stitches,how to put on a cast, HIV and AIDs, and teen pregnancy.”
Any students who missed the cut off date and plan to join next school year need to make sure they fulfill the requirement of taking a health science class. HOSA is a good club for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the health science field.
“I would recommend it to anyone who is just slightly thinking about going into the medical profession, it’s always worth trying, there’s so many different opportunities and different things you can do with medicine. I would recommend it to pretty much anyone,” Werckle said.