Health fair promotes smart, safe living practices

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Owen Hananel, Staff Writer

On April 20, students from all PE classes gathered in the gym to soak up knowledge from the projects presented by students in health classes.

“I like that it promotes awareness for all these health issues,” freshman Alan Moises said of the fair. “[I] thought it was a good learning experience.”

Notable exhibits included posters on mental illness, cerebral palsy and an assortment of different drugs. One exhibit even showcased what it was like to drive drunk by inviting students to play Mario Kart while wearing ‘drunk goggles.’ Junior Eduardo Mendez wanted to raise awareness for an issue he thinks can be prevented.

“I had heard of drunk driving accidents involving kids in this county and so I decided it would be an important issue to highlight for my project,” Mendez said. “I think raising awareness for the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol is a good way to prevent accidents.”

Junior class president Amir Kalantary, who presented his poster on cyberbullying, said he enjoyed having a dedicated time slot to present his research to fellow students.
“The health fair is an excellent time to get issues out in the open that might not get talked about enough in the classroom,” Kalantary said.

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