Paw Paw health fair debuts with community exhibits
On January 9, the Morgan County Partnership, along with the WVU Extension and the Morgan County Health Department, presented exhibits for the first health fair at Paw Paw School.
Students of Paw Paw also created exhibits for the health fair. Topics included teen pregnancy, hypertension, and the dangers of drinking and driving.
Partnership staff members Megan Hauser and Debbie Flowers answered students' questions on the different programs the partnership has to offer, such as Rachel's Challenge and the Zine After School Program.
Students filled out interest forms, which provided the partnership with information on the students' other activities and hobbies. Some of these hobbies and interests included drama, music, horseback riding, photography and basketball.
Students in fifth through 12th grades showed a strong interest in having more after school activities in Paw Paw.
After talking with the school's principal, Michelle Fleming, and other teachers at the school, the partnership plans to help increase youth activities, such as having a teen music event in Paw Paw.
Garrett Jenkins, Paw Paw's physical education teacher, was instrumental in organizing the health fair and plans to continue this annual event. The partnership looks forward to working with Paw Paw's youth and its community.
For more information on how to get involved in supporting local youth, contact the Morgan County Partnership at 258-7807 or visit www.morganpartnership.org.