Last Saturday, 127 MMACHS students participated in HOSA’s annual Boise Area Regional competition at Timberline High School, and once again their performance was top notch as they prepared for next month's State Leadership Conference. HOSA is a competition where local high school students compete in health-since related events. One notable aspect of this year’s competition was the performance by our freshmen class, who absolutely knocked the ball out of the park. One of our freshmen, Maggie Hume, had lots to say about it.
“I was really nervous going in, but then once I got there, I was like I got this,” she said.
Maggie competed in two events, CPR/First Aid and Health Career Photography. For Health Career Photography Maggie took first place and for CPR/First Aid, she took second place. Her advice for everyone is simple, “Just do it, [the outcome] doesn’t really matter.”
This HOSA regionals was also Mrs. Kerns’ first one representing MMACHS.
“It was good! It was actually pretty dang smooth we had a few hiccups along the way, but we were able to handle it right away.”
This was Mrs. Kerns first time planning the Regionals conference without our CTE Administrator, Mrs. Staub, who also serves as the assistant director of competitive events of International HOSA. For her first time running the show she did a phenomenal job. Mrs. Kerns joined our school this year and this is her first experience being an co-advisor, where in previous schools she was always the only advisor. She loves the passion that MMACHS HOSA members have, saying
“I really like it; we actually have students that run the whole thing.”
Asked about this year's competition, advisor Mr. Gaudet reiterated how well this year's freshman performed and jokingly referenced his students' infamous procrastination.
“Once again, MMACHS HOSA students showed their unique ability to pull quality work together at the last minute. Also, I’m super proud of how the freshmen showed up; the class of 2026 was incredibly successfully.”
To sum it up, Regionals was a new experience for us all, advisors and students alike. It was fun and helped us prepare for state. We are so proud of all of our members and advisors; thank you so much for your commitment to HOSA!!