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Student health fair focuses on courage and setting goals

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Wizard of Oz themed health fair encouraged students to follow the yellow brick road to health and happiness.

Nettleton Junior High School had a health fair Thursday where activities ranged from learning how to set goals to how alcohol and drugs affect the body.

Destiny Quinn, Miss Arkansas State University, kicked the morning off with a Wizard of Oz themed presentation.

She spoke to students about the importance of short term and long term goals and having the courage to go out and achieve those goals.

Courage is something seventh graders Chloe Reed and Kennedy Baker feel is important in all stages of life.

In fact, the lesson helped Reed and Baker get on stage to introduce Quinn.

“She told me don’t be nervous,” Baker said. “You can do this. It doesn’t matter who’s out there, or it doesn’t matter if they make fun of you or anything, you can do it.”

“You just have to believe in yourself and have the courage,” Reed said.

After Quinn’s presentation, students went outside to learn about the negative effects of drugs and alcohol.

Students put on goggles that impaired their vision to simulate the use of drugs or alcohol.

Physical health was also a part of the health fair with students learning martial arts.  

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