Appreciation and recognition play a major role in energizing and engaging students. The strength of these events offers encouragement and gratitude for SD HOSA members who go above and beyond their “call” as a part of the SD HOSA team.

Below are the event synopses for the Recognition Events. Clicking on the link will direct you to the rules and guidelines for the event.

Barbara James Service

  • This award seeks to recognize individual HOSA members whose commitment to community service is worthy of recognition.
  • Service hours are tracked
  • Bronze, Silver, and Gold recognition depending on hours

Healthcare Issues Exam

  • Online Test Event
    • 90-minute test
    • 100 questions
  • Content assessed regarding current health issues this past year

HOSA Happenings

  • Project-based event
  • Media material created to inform school/community of local HOSA chapter

National HOSA Service Project

  • Local chapters plan service projects to support the selected organization
  • Chapters document their involvement and submit documentation to their state advisor
  • National Partner 2023-24: Be the Match!

Outstanding HOSA Achievement

  • Project-based event
  • Chapters highlight ONE outstanding community event they directed
  • One chapter from SD will be selected to submit at ILC