Students at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center raised $585.16 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention earlier this month in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month.
As a competition between the main campus program labs, the Cosmetology program raised the most money at $110, while the Diesel program was a close second after raising $107.
English teacher Diana Sperling and the FCCLA chapter, consisting of the Culinary Arts and Early Childhood Education students, hosted a week of activities to remind students a simple act of kindness can change someone’s life.
Throughout the week, students saw positive messages in the hallways and could send positive messages to others in the school. Students could also pick up a phone, computer or notebook decal made by the Printing and Graphic students.
The Multimedia Marketing students played large part in delivering the message of kindness through a powerful video they created that was posted on the school’s TVs and social media channels.
The Printing and Graphic Arts students also partnered with the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Logan and Champaign Counties and Vicario’s Pizza for the annual Design A Pizza Box contest focused on sharing the Coalition’s message for awareness and prevention.
Learn more about the warning signs for suicide and the helper tasks that can save a life on the local Suicide Prevention Coalition’s new Web site, www.savealifelc.org. The local crisis hotline is (800) 224-0422.
- Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF