May 7, 2004 -The Julius E. Sprauve School on St. John will host its fifth annual ninth grade Health Fair on Thursday, May 13, at The Westin Resort, St. John from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
"The Health Fair is a formal forum, organized by the school, and specifically geared to the ninth grade students at Julius Sprauve, " said Lecia Richmond, health educator at Sprauve. "It is the final step in the Let's Talk Program, which was developed by Fran Talbot, a retired Sprauve School nurse during her tenure, and focuses on teaching our youth to make proper choices and presents them with information on the topics of nutrition, paternity, unlawful contact, Sickle Cell disease, risk reduction behaviors, family planning, drug prevention and the importance of lifetime fitness."
"Beginning at the onset of the middle school/junior high years, the program, which is in collaboration with the Myrah Keating-Smith Health Clinic, introduces the students to various health-related topics, which they discussed, study and receive information," added Richmond in a press release from the school.
"The program culminates with the ninth graders who will leave the school at the end of this term and move onto the high school level. These students will leave Sprauve prepared for the many issues that they will undoubtedly face throughout the remainder of their high school careers and their lives."
Featured guest speakers include: Terence D. Joseph, Marianne Weston, Kyle Smith, Clayton Brown, Ras Nashamba I, Rosemarie Moscia, Wayne Freeman, Kishma Victor, Ivy Moses, Patricia Sprauve, Julian Jackson, and Julien Harley,
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