FALLS CITY (SNR) – Sacred Heart School in Falls City held a “Healthy Living Day” for students in grades 7-12 Feb. 27.
A number of speakers from the Falls City health community gave special classes on a variety of topics, and students were able to sign up for sessions such as nutrition, CPR and first aid, stretching and breathing, and Zumba.
Students also attended mandatory sessions given by Dr. Alan Tramp, Celeste Jones, and Julie Fiegener, focusing on health issues for men and women, such as cancer screening. They also discussed careers in the health field and a team of hospital personnel led by Denise Metzner discussed the growing need for medical technicians.
Joe Froeschl, counselor at Blue Valley Mental Health, gave classes on topics such as friendships, dealing with depression and anxiety, and personalities.
A special presentation was given to all high school students by the Nebraska Highway Safety Commission. The speakers discussed the effects of drinking and driving, and students used a special simulator to experience the effects of impaired driving. They were then given key chains as a reminder to make good choices about driving, and signed a banner, pledging not to drink and drive.
Father Christopher Kubat, executive director of Catholic Social Services, ended the day by speaking to all students about the correlation between good health and spiritual health. He told about leaving his practice as a physician to follow his vocation to become a priest, and about his mission as director of Catholic Social Services in Lincoln.