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Students organize health fair at Cedaredge High School

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Sixteen different booths were present, including Kidz Clinic, Delta County Ambulance District, Delta County Search and Rescue and CHS Cardio Health. School counselor Amanda Cerise estimated that over 200 people visited. Cedaredge Middle School students even attended.

"I think we were overall successful," said CHS sophomore Colby Rupp. "This event was a great opportunity to motivate the community and provide students with exposure they might not otherwise receive."

Rupp is part of the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), a group of students focused on impacting the health of Cedaredge students and citizens. Together these 13 students organized the fair from start to finish.

Ellison Black, CHS sophomore, said they learned a lot from putting the event together. "We have several ideas on what we'll do differently for next year," she said.

Some tasks she completed were creating flyers for promotion and helping make the scavenger hunt with Rupp, a game designed to get participants visiting the booths in return for the chance to win a gift card.

The idea for a health fair originally developed in response to a district wide health survey. SHAC was then created to address issues revealed in the survey; students wanted to see change and provide a positive impact. "I joined SHAC to contribute to the school and think this health fair was a great start," said Black.

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