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Senior girls receive advice, well wishes

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Though the "We Wish You Well" program is an event for the Northview High School senior girls, this year a few gentlemen joined the ladies for a lipsync of Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" Kimberly Gleason Photo. [Order this photo]
Growing up can be hard, but some Northview High School students received a bit of advice recently.

The senior class girls participated in "We Wish You Well," the fourth time the program has been delivered to the senior class since its inception.

"I attended a women's health event at St. Vincent Clay Hospital," Family and Consumer Science Department Chair Joanna Connors said. "While attending the event, I thought to myself, we need this for our senior girls."

The result has been a morning of bonding between the guest speakers and the young women.

This year, students learned about the Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningitis Immunizations from Clay Community School Corporation Coordinator of Health Services Lynn Stoelting, breast health from Clara Fairbanks Center for Women representative Terri Acton and foot health from Dr. Miranda Goodale.

Students also learned the importance of developing a relationship with your female health provider from Women's Health Nurse Practitioner from Community Rural Health Clinic Jeanne Potts. The girls were informed on PAPS Test, STI Information, the yearly exam from Director of Nursing at Indiana State University Esther Acree and keeping yourself safe in relationships from Director of Character Based Education Kandace Brown.

"The speakers all shared valuable medical information which the girls can use for a lifetime," Connors said.

Between speakers, there were door prizes handed out and skits performed.

Joanna Connors
"We are so fortunate to have a community that supports this program," she said. "We appreciate everyone taking the time out of their day for this and for the contributions."

Some of the contributors for the event include Dr. Charles French, Frank Kiefer P.A. and Jeanne Potts W.H.N.P., from Community Rural Health Clinic, Dr. James Stephens, Dr. Miranda Goodale, Dr. Maleakal Mathew, St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Tri Kappa and Delta Theta Tau Sororities. As well as a special thanks to Erica Klass, Janet Grey and Michelle Burk for their work on the project.

"Everyone loves working on this," Connors said. "It's about women helping women and supporting one another."

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This is a GREAT thing to do for young women! Wish they'd had something similar when I was in school. That was the Dark Ages, though.

Great job, Joanna!

-- Posted by CountryandCityMouse on Thu, Mar 25, 2010, at 2:04 AM

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