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How Dallas Dazzled Me

The 2018 HOSA International Leadership conference was such an amazing and eye-opening experience! I got to meet and re-connect with people across the world while representing Indiana HOSA.

2018-2019 State Treasurer, Vice President, Historian and Immediate Past President with a delegate from Puerto Rico HOSA

Being in a walking boot did not make walking around the enormous city of Dallas easy, but getting to explore a place I had never been was worth limping around for. One of my favorite locations in Dallas was where the John F Kennedy assassination took place because I enjoyed learning more about the event, and seeing the numerous people that came to do the same. Overall, Dallas was beautiful and I simply loved getting to see the city.

2018-2019 State Secondary Representative, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer at the JFK assassination site

Another first experience for me at ILC was competing in HOSA Bowl at the International level. Although my team from Hoosier Hills Career Center did not place, we were honored to have competed against so many knowledgeable students!

Hoosier Hills HOSA Bowl Team

The International Leadership Conference truly is an experience like no other. The atmosphere of being around like-minded people who have similar goals to you is inspiring and uplifting. Every sessions and symposium is meant to help you better yourself by increasing your knowledge and making you aware of the endless possibilities that lie ahead. A particularly interactive and informative symposium I enjoyed was “Starla’s Hands-on Body Systems: Strokes, Brain Tumors, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis” where I got to create cross-sections of the brain to see how the brain can be affected. (I recommend you check her out at our State Leadership Conference!)

2018-2019 State Secretary, Vice President and Historian with Starla Ewan

I am also so grateful to have gotten closer to my State Officer Team through traveling and having fun! I am very excited to serve with 6 of my best friends, and to make this year excellent for our members! I will never forget closing out this year’s ILC with our adventure to Medieval Times where we all cheered way too loudly for the Black and White Knight, and ate way too much food!

2018-2019 IN HOSA Officer Team at Medieval Times

Thank you to everyone who made my second ILC such a memorable one! I am eager to start out the HOSA year at Fall Leadership Conference!

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