Ms. Marie Reyes
On November 16, 2016, Ms. Marie Reyes an Occupational Therapist from Centennial Hills Hospital visited our NWCTA HOSA chapter. She presented her occupation to the chapter explaining what exactly one does as an occupational therapist. She explained to us that occupational therapy was the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain to the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. To our surprise she actually brought different instruments that her and her patients use on a daily basis. Like for example, a shoe horn with strings to help her patients that have trouble putting on socks. The members were engaged to where they asked many questions considering what she does, and how she got to where she is today.
Ms. Tazia Statucki
Former Nevada State Officer (President and Secretary)
Ms. Tazia Statucki visited our NWCTA HOSA chapter on January 4, 2016. She was a former Nevada HOSA state officer from a couple of years back. Ms. Statucki shared with us her experience as an officer, and encouraged us to partake in such an amazing opportunity if you wish to do so. She also talked to our chapter about what significance HOSA has had on her life, and her education. Ms. Statucki explained that HOSA is a great organization that can help you with your education in the health science category especially when entering college, and it also helps with your leadership skills. She also educated us with college advice as well as HOSA advice especially when it comes to the State Leadership Conference and the International Leadership Conference. The chapter members also greeted her with some questions regarding her life in college and HOSA as a whole.
SGT. Morissa Baker
Nevada Army National Guard
Later in the month on January 25th, Sergeant Morissa Baker came as a guest speaker to talk to the members of NWCTA HOSA about college, and how we are going to potentially pay for it. She came to inform us that college can be free in many ways especially when joining the National Guard. The National Guard has a program where they will pay for your college if you enlist. In addition to this, she explained that if you work 1 weekend per month and 2 weeks within the summer you can be rewarded with 100% Tuition Exempt, and textbook reimbursement. This could be a great opportunity for us, due to our members wanting to be in the health care field and potentially needing to pay for medical school, which is expensive. Overall, Sergeant Baker showed our members another opportunity to earn money for college.