A2Z Personnel and 107.9 the Drive would like to congratulate Marie Antonioli as the winner of December’s We Support Our Schools grant. Ms. Antonioli teaches a high school class called Introduction to Health Sciences. This elective class of 14 high school students, whom have all expressed an interest in pursuing a Health Science career, chose to work on a project called “End the Trend”. They produced an educational presentation on vaping, which was presented to both the Hamilton High School and the Hamilton Middle School. The Introduction to Health Science class utilized the funds from the We Support Our Schools Grant to create a bag for each middle schooler attendee with an informational brochure and items such as candy, stickers, removable tattoos and glow sticks that were used to illustrate some of the statistics and facts about vaping. By having tactile, “take home” items to demonstrate the importance of making healthy choices, this class hope to impact their community for the better. With the recent occurrence of severe lung injuries and deaths attributed to some vaping products, educating young people about the dangers of vaping is crucial.
We’d like to thank Marie Antonioli for not only influencing the students in her class and supporting their growth as leaders in our community, but for also reaching out to the whole student body of Hamilton’s school district.