MMS Health Fair is a Success

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Madison MacNew, Resident Press Staff Writer

Referencing above image, (L to R) Lydia Cothran, Allie Willsey, and Jessica Norris from MHS hosting a table about the dangers of tobacco use.

Mansfield Middle School hosted the 5th annual Health Fair on Friday, March 31. The Middle School gym was filled with sponsors, students from K-12, and a large number of parents.

The goal of the Health Fair is to educate students on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. For many students, going to the doctor or dentist is a scary concept.

(Left to Right) Huntington Police – Brandon Odle, Arkansas State Trooper – Cpl. Bily Turnipseed, Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office – Becky Foley, and Mansfield Chief of Police – Boyd Farmer providing information on the dangers of drug and alcohol use to Austin Eason, Austin Oldham, Peyton Martin, Zach Hayslip

“We want to teach our students that going to the doctor or dentist regularly is a good thing,” Nina Jones, school health coordinator and host of the Health Fair, said. “We also want their parents to be aware of the programs they can take advantage of.”

Jones and Miranda Collier, MMS nurse, said that they find their sponsors, who set up informational booths at the fair, by using LinkedIn, person experience, and through word-of-mouth.

The students were able to snack on popcorn, get their faces painted and win prizes, all while learning about different areas of health. At a glance, there was a variety of information to be learned at each table, from drug and alcohol abuse awareness, bed bug identification, perfectly portioned meals, and many more.

Haley Cass learning about CPR

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