What an effort by our local advisors and South Dakota HOSA's State Officer Team!!! South Dakota has surpassed the 1,000 member mark! Congratulations to everyone who has committed themselves to an engaging program like HOSA.
In 2012-13, South Dakota HOSA began as a chartered organization. Below are the membership numbers over the past seven years...
2012-13 283 members
2013-14 433 members
2014-15 510 members
2015-16 665 members
2016-17 783 members
2017-18 850 members
2018-19 1,005 members
State Advisor Brock Rops said, "Its amazing how fast and how well this program has been implemented across South Dakota. All the credit goes to the dedicated local advisors and the lead students in those chapters. We aim to improve how and why we do things and HOSA has proven its worth as reflected in our growth. Someone once said, 'Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend three hours sharpening my ax.' This is what HOSA is all about...We aim to "sharpen the axes" of these students as they begin making career decisions in becoming future health professionals in South Dakota."
South Dakota HOSA shares in its successes and thanks the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, Avera Health and Sanford Health for their committment to our organization....