Elizabethton High students host health fair for peers

Published 5:07 pm Thursday, March 22, 2018

In the ever-changing world of healthcare, a handful of Cyclones are doing their part to prepare for the future, and for the needs of the region.

Elizabethton High School Medical Therapeutic students held a school-wide health fair on Thursday, March 22, inside the school’s auxiliary gymnasium for their peers and faculty members.

Katie Dugger, EHS Health Science teacher, said students part of the Medical Therapeutics class are second and third level health science students with plans to pursue a career in the healthcare profession.

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Throughout the morning hours, students manned booths going over a variety of topics, ranging from tobacco use, body image, nutrition, stress management, anxiety/depression, depression and blood pressure checks.

Along with the students, local health professionals also stopped by to assist with the event.

Jilian Reece, director for Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition, and Jaime Lawson and Kelli Humphreys with the Carter County Health Department were on site to help spread awareness on various topics.

“I’m very pleased with the effort. They all worked really hard on the project,” Dugger said about the students. “They worked on their posters, different information pieces … all in all, they spent around two weeks preparing for the fair. I couldn’t be happier of what they were able to accomplish.”