JD Carter

When were you in HOSA?

I was in HOSA from 2018-2019.

What chapter?

Stanley County

Where do you go to college?

South Dakota State University

What is your major?

Exercise Science and Pre-Athletic Training

What advice would you give HS students in HOSA today?

One piece of advice I would give is to not only try the events you are going to college for, but also try the ones that interest you. Now is the best time to try something that you have always wanted to do. This way you are not paying for it during college.

How did HOSA help you get to where you are today?

HOSA helped me 100% confirm what I wanted to do. Before HOSA I was on the fence about whether to be an athletic trainer or an alternate route. But, after competing at state I was set on my decision. Also, HOSA did a great job preparing me for what to expect in my future career.

Future plans?

One of my greatest ambitions in life is to be an Athletic Trainer, supporting athletes at the collegiate level, more specifically, wrestlers. I plan to someday be the Head Athletic Trainer for a highly competitive Division 1 wrestling program.