Students from the career and technical student organization, HOSA, represented the Waxahachie Independent School District at the HOSA Area Spring Leadership Conference on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in McKinney.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals serves students enrolled in CTE courses aligned with the health science career cluster. Participants experience the application of classroom knowledge and laboratory lessons in hands-on activities or competitive events.

After qualifying as top competitors in the first round of online testing, students participated in a variety of healthcare competitions against nearly 2,000 students from around the DFW area.

Waxahachie High School was well represented, and the district is very proud of their hard work and efforts.

State qualifiers:

Clinical Specialty Andrea Briggs

Personal Care — Curnecia Polk

WISD students participating included:

Extemporaneous Health Poster — Brianna Williams

Public Service Announcement — Emma Watson, Jair Gonzalez and Amy Hernandez

Health Career Display — Mariel Camargo and Alexis Orr

Health Career Photography — Zoe James

Students who qualified for the state competition will travel to Galveston on April 1—3 to test their skills against competitors from across Texas. WISD proudly supports these students, teachers and organizations.

Curnecia Polk and Andrea Briggs will represent Waxahachie HOSA students at the state conference.

For more information about HOSA events, contact health science instructor, Amy Miner at 972.923.4614 or