HOSA State Conference Canceled Due To COVID-19

Another School Function Falls Victim to COVID-19


Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

The Texas Health Occupations Students of America(HOSA) group put out a memo stating that due to CDC guidelines and requests from the Department of Public Health the state conference, which was supposed to take place on April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, would be canceled. The competition was set to happen in Galveston, Texas at the San Luis Convention Center. Furthermore, all registration fees will be refunded to the respective competitors schools. The Texas HOSA group is currently searching for options to proceed with the 2019-2020 program.

Unfortunately, this means Cinco Ranch High School HOSA’s state qualified students will not be able to attend. The past Texas Area HOSA competition took place on February 7th and 8th which resulted in five students advancing to the State competition. Seniors Fareeha Alam and Indy Khan, competed in the Community Emergency Response Team(CERT) Competition advancing in second place. Senior Taha Ismail took second place in Biomedical Laboratory Science. Senior Caren Koh and junior Chantelle D’Mello both advanced in first in the Sports Medicine and Dental Terminology competitions respectively.