Forty-five Holly Springs High School HOSA members traveled to Granville Central High School on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 17 to compete in the annual North Carolina District 3 Competition. N.C. District 3 includes Wake, Johnston, Durham, Granville, Vance, Warren, Franklin, Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, and Northampton counties. HOSA members from across District 3 all compete in various competitive events to either promote health sciences, health science occupations, teamwork skills or leadership skills.
Usually, HSHS HOSA members rank pretty well against the other schools’ HOSA members at District Competition. However, this year they completely ruled over the rest of the competition. In previous years, maybe at least half the members that competed at the district level from Holly Springs would qualify to move onto the state level. This year, forty out of the forty-five who competed qualified for the state level. Qualifying would mean achieving a place in their event as one of the top ten. Half of those qualifiers actually medaled as well, meaning they achieved top three in their event. Twenty from Holly Springs received either gold, silver, or bronze medals. Nine received gold medals.
Holly Springs High School HOSA registered for thirteen different events and received at least one medal in every event that they registered for. The rest of the high schools seemed to be in awe from the amount of medals Holly Springs High was bringing home. HSHS HOSA hopes to continue this outstanding streak of achievement at the state level which will be held in Greensboro, N.C. next April.