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Diana's Story

posted Nov 26, 2013, 11:38 AM by Michael Craddock   [ updated Nov 26, 2013, 11:38 AM ]

Hello! My name is Dianna Argueta and I am the VA HOSA Region V Vice President. I am currently a rising senior at William Monroe High School/ Greene County Technical Education Center. This upcoming year will be my third year in HOSA and I am beyond excited. Being surrounded by people who share similar interests is a great feeling and that's one of the main reasons why this organization truly means a lot to me.

What inspired me to become part of the executive council was the idea of being able to lead our HOSA members and provide a positive influence to their future careers. I really love helping people out all I can and as a part of HOSA I feel like that is what we intend to do. I have not had much experience as a leader so at first I was hesitant to run for office. Public speaking is definitely one of my weaknesses but I managed to deliver a decent speech at SLC to the voting delegates.

Tying into that, SLC was a great experience for me considering it was the first one I attended. I competed in the Public Service Announcement event and placed fifth overall. SLC provided me with a better understanding of HOSA and I loved the competitive environment in the events. The executive council this past year did an amazing job with everything there. Towards the end of SLC, I learned that I had won which made me extremely happy.

I know it's a lot to put on your plate but as a part of the executive council I will definitely grow as a leader and will obtain lifelong skills and not to mention lasting friendships and memories. I plan to do a lot within my chapter to make it the best year we've had especially because it'll be my last year in my local chapter but I, without a doubt, plan to be involved with HOSA after high school. Now, putting on my HOSA uniform fills me with pride and eagerness to fulfill my position as Region V Vice President. I know it will guide me down the path to be an amazing health care professional. I hope that this will be a wonderful year for the 2013-2014 VA HOSA executive council and its members!