More than 800 students from 12 different schools packed Romulus High School on Saturday December 3rd for the Health Occupations Students of America Region 5 Leadership Conference. Terri Brinston is a 20-year veteran in the health care industry and serves as Romulus High Schools’ Health Occupations Instructor, she is credited with coordinating the event. “I am thankful for the more than 70 volunteers who helped make this event a success. “It is important that we support our students so they can sharpen their skills and pursue their passion ” said, Brinston. Each year Michigan HOSA conducts eight regional level and one state-level competitive events conferences. Students and teachers, from across Michigan gather to compete in events such as Biomedical Debate, CPR/First Aid, Prepared Speaking, Medical Terminology and more. Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching over 200-thousand members through 51chartered HOSA Associations. HOSA is a student led organization and has a two-fold mission, to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.