Kansas HOSA State Officers

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Hi, Kansas HOSA! My name is Joy Lee, I am a Senior at Pittsburg High School and I have the honor of serving you as your Kansas HOSA State President for the academic school year. This is my fourth year being a part of this growing organization, and I couldn’t be more excited. My journey with Kansas HOSA has been truly memorable. I attended the International Leadership Conference my freshman year with my Biomedical Debate team, attended the Virtual ILCs the past two years and have since fallen increasingly in love with this organization. HOSA has not only been an activity in which I could thrive academically and speak on health issues I am passionate about, but through HOSA I have gained confidence, have met so many wonderful and inspiring people and built long-lasting friendships with others passionate about healthcare.  

 

Outside of HOSA, I hold the presidential position in my school’s NHS chapter, serve as an officer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and am a Captain of the girl’s tennis team. I currently compete in debate and forensics and work as a graphic designer on the Student Publication staff. 

 

I am so honored and humbled to serve as your Kansas HOSA State President. My journey with HOSA has been long and eventful, but I still have so much to learn. Although I cannot promise what this year will look like due to new challenges and ones regarding Covid-19, I can give you my word that the State Officer Team will, to the best of our ability, lead Kansas HOSA with your best interests in mind. Kansas HOSA, I look forward to growing, inspiring, and innovating with you this year. Let’s make it an unforgettable one! 

President
Joy Lee

Senior, Pittsburg High School

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Vice President
Hannah Andersen

Senior, Iola High School

Hello Kansas HOSA! My name is Hannah Andersen, and I’m so excited to be a part of this year’s State Officer Team! I am a senior at Iola High School, and I was introduced to HOSA when I was a freshman. I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the healthcare field, so when I found out about the organization, I wanted to be a part of it! Since then, being in HOSA has given me so many opportunities that I wouldn’t have had otherwise, and I am thankful for that.

To me, HOSA is an opportunity for experiences with healthcare before it is time to actually take that step in the future, and I’ve loved meeting new people and learning along the way. 

Outside of HOSA I love participating in Theatre and Forensics. In my free time, I love spending time with family and friends. I also love to sing and draw. I am currently serving as Players/Thespian president, and this past year I was my local HOSA Chapter’s president. I am also involved in NHS and FCCLA. 

 

I’m so thankful for this opportunity to serve as your state Vice President, and I can’t wait to see what this upcoming 2021-2022 School year has in store! 

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HOSA State Representative
Bilhah Bengi

Senior, Wichita North High School

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be a part of this 2021-2022 school year as a Kansas state representative! My name is Bilhah Bengi, and I am a senior at Wichita north high school! Kansas HOSA is such an amazing opportunity to help students push and have a taste of what they can possibly have as future careers! This student-led organization has given me so many opportunities and so many friendships throughout the years. I have loved HOSA since my freshman year of high school, and my goal this year is to continue spreading the opportunities HOSA offers, in hopes that others will join and have so many options! I have had the joy of serving as my local chapter’s leader and representing them, as well as competing in events such as Writing and Forensic Science. It is always so much fun to compete with your friends! I have been able to see HOSA happen in person and online throughout the pandemic. Whichever way HOSA has always been memorable. This year the Kansas officer team is more than excited to make those memories and share them with all participants. Even though I am involved with HOSA I participate in other sports and clubs such as cross country, track, wrestling, National Honors Society president, history club president and AVID ambassador. All these clubs and organizations give me the chance to be extremely social! I love making new friends and finding topics to talk about that we all enjoy.  There will be challenges along the way, but this year will be a year to remember. We can all learn and encourage each other to push and strive to be better in what we do! LET’S GO KANSAS HOSA!

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HOSA State Representative
Alex Troth

Senior, Frontenac High School

Hello, I am Alex Troth. I am a Senior at Frontenac High School. When I learned about HOSA my brain exploded. I was so glad that there was an organization for healthcare. When I went to the Kansas HOSA Spring Conference two years ago I knew that healthcare is exactly what I wanted to do; I want to pursue, help build, and create with HOSA. I want to become a Prosthetist and Orthotist. I plan to give back to the organization in my career. I am currently a State Representative for Kansas HOSA! How amazing right!? Also, I was able to attend the HOSA Virtual International Leadership Conference. The VILC was nothing short of a great time. It was a fun atmosphere, and there were so many things to do. At the VILC I got to speak with so many different organizations about what they do with HOSA and learn how impactful the organizations were. There were organizations that had events for HOSA and there were some that even offered classes for HOSA students. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for our amazing Kansas HOSA events and opportunities.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors. I am a Boy Scout and an avid competitive swimmer. Along with Scouting I love meeting new people, and I cannot wait to meet some of you this fall and/or spring! I hope that you all get to attend our future HOSA conferences and have a wonderful time!

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HOSA State Representative
Audrey Jacobs

Junior, Southeast High School

Hello Kansas HOSA!!! I am Audrey Jacobs, and I am a Junior at Southeast High school. I first learned about HOSA from my advisor during an event my school holds called Freshman Rush. When I learned about HOSA I was so excited. I always knew I wanted to do something in health care, and HOSA taught me more about what I wanted to do. I went to my first Fall Conference freshman year and walked in knowing nothing about HOSA, and I left wanting to be up on the stage with the state team. Now I am one of those state representatives, and I still haven’t wrapped my head around it. 

Outside of HOSA, I am also involved in many clubs including National Honor Society, FBLA, and our Student Council. I am involved in many sports which are cross-country, basketball, track, and cheerleading. In my free time, I like to go to the lake with my family and make memories. I plan to make my year as a Kansas State HOSA representative the best that it can be!!

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HOSA State Representative
Sabrena Munoz

Senior, Chanute High School

Hello, Kansas HOSA! My name is Sabrena Munoz and I am a senior at Chanute High School. I first began my journey through HOSA during my sophomore year. I initially heard about HOSA through my, biomedical pathway, PLTW (Project Lead The Way) classes and decided to go to a meeting. There I instantly fell in love with the organization and wanted to get more involved. That following year I became president of my local chapter. From then on, I was inspired by two previous state officers, Jillian Vogel and Jacob Guernsey, and my LOVELY chapter advisors to run as a state officer. My journey has now led me to where I am now and I couldn’t be more grateful!

Outside of HOSA, I am also involved in Student Government, National Honor Society, and even served as an officer of my graduating class. Though I no longer do sports, I have a love for helping others and medicine and hope that I can pursue a career in the medical field. I have so far taken two out of the four classes of the PLTW course and several science classes. In my free time, I am usually on social media or hanging out with my friends and family.

This year, I plan on working hard to ensure that we can take what COVID has left us with and run with it! I anticipate meeting several of you members and getting to coordinate with other officers! 

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HOSA State Representative
Paige White

Senior, Olathe Northwest High School

Hello, Kansas HOSA! My name is Paige White, and I am a senior at Olathe Northwest High School. I first learned about Kansas HOSA last year when I was introduced to it by my CNA teacher, and from there we started our local chapter and were able to bring in a lot of people. I was able to get a jump start into HOSA during the Fall Leadership Conference by competing in the Community Awareness event. Through this experience, I was shown an organization that is dedicated to building future leaders in the healthcare field. When the opportunity to become a Kansas HOSA state officer arose I took the opportunity to build my leadership skills and share my love for healthcare with others. 

 

At my high school, I am involved in my school's National Honor Society and softball team. Outside of school, I participate in my club softball team and I am also a volunteer at my church. I am very excited to be able to be a part of such an amazing organization and team. I am looking forward to sharing my love for healthcare with my fellow classmates in my local chapter and being able to help and be a part of the Fall Leadership Conference this year!