Leadership. Some say you are born with it, others say you must develop it.
Prior to HOSA, I avoided getting my name called in class to read a simple answer
to a math problem. If a group project was assigned, I would sit in the background
as the other group members did the work. After I joined my local chapter, a fire
was ignited inside of me.
With each HOSA meeting, I found myself being more engaged and willing to
join in the conversation. Instead of being the student shying away in the back of
the room, I was the student pitching new ideas to the group. I encouraged other
students to get more involved with me. Together, we worked to better our
chapter and to get even more students involved.
HOSA has gifted me the opportunity to work with teams of all sorts. This
organization teaches me how to work as a team, no matter the members of the
team. HOSA has allowed me to network. So far, I’ve met so many people that
have left an impact on my way of thinking. From meeting new people and
watching their leadership skills, I have been able to further develop my own. The
relationships I have made, and will continue to make, will last a lifetime. But most
importantly, HOSA teaches me how to be a leader. That shy, uninvolved student,
is now developing into a strong, absorbed student.
I have HOSA to thank for that.