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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The second annual "We Wish You Well" program was presented to senior girls at Northview High School the first week of April.

The purpose of the program is to encourage young ladies to take good care of their bodies throughout their lives.

Health professional spoke with the young women about female health issues.

Terri Acton from the Clara Fairbanks Center for Women discussed breast health, and Diane Dierks, the Clay County Health Nurse, informed the girls about HPV and Meningitis immunizations. PAPS tests and STI screening were explained by Esther Acree, director of nursing at Indiana State University, and Ann Coker, a counselor at Crisis Pregnancy Center, discussed qualities of a healthy relationship.

The program began with a humorous yet serious video message to the young women from Northview faculty. Many seniors participated in skits, including Jennifer Jeffers, Alisha May and Brooke Phillips, who introduced speakers as well.

More than 30 door prizes were given -- all donated by local doctors, St. Vincent Clay Hospital and the Delts sorority.

The program was organized by the teachers in the Family and Consumer Science Department at Northview.

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