15th Sep2015

Member Spotlight : Daisy Cano-Ruiz

by Oregon HOSA

This month, we are excited to spotlight a member of Oregon HOSA!  We will continue to spotlight Oregon HOSA members throughout the year.

Daisy Cano-Ruiz is an upcoming Junior at Willamette High School and is a part of the Willamette HOSA chapter. She’s a soft spoken, kind friend who loves to read, draw, play soccer and learn. Like many of our members, Daisy aspires to be an E.R doctor. Her plans are to hopefully attend Stanford University and partake in their pre-med program and medical schooling. Because of this, Daisy joined HOSA in 2014 to get a head start on her career path. Having competed in HOSA Bowl, Extemporaneous Health Poster, Creative Problem Solving and other various tests, she’s ready and excited for next year’s State Leadership Conference!

Upon joining HOSA, most realize that the organization brings much more to the table other than being a co-curricular association. HOSA offers many rare experiences, much support, and  valuable lifetime skills that resonate throughout one’s life. For Miss Cano-Ruiz, “HOSA has lead me on adventures that I probably wouldn’t have had otherwise”. Daisy would like to help people. At the end of the day, we’re a community that relies on each other for support and help, and many of our Oregon HOSA members rise to the call. Daisy wants to make a difference in someone’s life and gain skills from that, which will help her in her future. She also wants to see her chapter make a difference in her neighborhood.

We asked Daisy…What’s your favorite HOSA memory? While working with your chapter, attending conferences, competing and mingling with other members, we all build up our stash of HOSA experiences! Competing in the 2015 HOSA Bowl was Daisy’s best memory.

Through studying and enjoying herself at SLC, Daisy was able to represent Oregon HOSA at the 2015 NLC. Lending a helping hand, she is glad to share some tips to help out all of her peers! Her advisor, Mrs. Hedberg, reminds her chapter to study. Mrs. Hedberg also hands out all the information they need to know and goes out of her way to help all of her students. Along with that, HOSA has trained Daisy to be more organized through competitive events. It’s important to understand the rules, have your supplies, and print out your event guidelines! Your event guidelines will be your best study buddy for your competitive event.

“Mrs. Hedberg inspires me because she is so dedicated to HOSA. I wouldn’t have anybody else lead our chapter.”

HOSA is a community of individuals who encourage, help and collaborate with each other to make a fulfilling society. All of our members are ready to answer the call and make a difference! Daisy Cano-Ruiz is just one face of many Oregon HOSA contributors, and we can’t wait to hear about your HOSA story!

Our final tip from Miss Cano-Ruiz:

“Try as many competitions as you can because you never know what you might win, and winning leads to Nationals, which is a blast!”

Thank you to Miss Daisy for participating in this member spotlight!


Do you want to share your HOSA story? Do you want one of your peers to be featured? Contact us at pres-elect@oregonhosa.org! Everyone brings something unique to the table and Oregon HOSA loves seeing members connect and happy! We wish you the best of luck on your HOSA journey.

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