Where can you do yoga, learn how to lower your blood pressure and watch students determine the energy in a serving of Doritos? The HS2 Health Fair! The annual event was well attended by students and the community, bringing partners like ADAMH, Mt. Carmel and others to help raise awareness of healthy living.
Students presented projects- from explaining diabetes to the popular Bodies class to Ms. Ross' African American Literature class researching African Americans who made innovative advancements in medicine, there was something for everyone.
Madison and Kyle, HS2 Freshmen burned a serving size of Doritos to determine how much energy was in the snack. Caitlyn, a senior who is about to enter into the Navy, presented her diabetes research, which was voted on as best in the class by her fellow students.
Many people might not know Patricia Bath, but Annie, Lillian and Vernon, juniors in Ms. Ross' AAL class described how she helped change the medical landscape with her research in treating cataracts.
The Field House was packed with students, parents and community members who could learn CPR, or yoga or even sample some healthy meal choices.
In a recent interview with This Week News, HS2 Principal Dawn McCloud said, “The health fair enables our community to get information about healthy lifestyles and resources that can help them. It also allows our students to show the community the work they are completing in our academy.”