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Volunteers boost school’s Wellness Day

Dear Editor:

The Aspen Middle School physical education and health department hosted their second annual Wellness Day for the school on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The philosophy behind the event was to create an opportunity for students to participate in educational workshops on healthier living. We had 13 presenters, 11 community members and two staff members who spent the day teaching different workshops to our students.

We would like to thank the following health professionals for volunteering their time: Kelly Locke with Locke Family Medicine, Kelly Keefe from the Aspen to Parachute Dental Health Coalition, Heather Starr and Dance Progressions, Betty Hoops, Jugglin’ Jammin’ Jim, Johann Aberger with the CMC outdoor education program, Sandy Holmes with Aspen Valley Hospital, sports psychologist Diana McNab, Aspen Club Sports Performance, and Kate Giampapa with the Aspen Yoga Society and Arjuna Yoga. We would also like to thank the following school resource officers, police department officers and sheriff’s deputies for their volunteer time with the self-image/self-defense workshop: Tina Schairer, Marcin Debski, Chip Seamans, Grant Jahnke, Alex Burchetta and Tiffani Delaney.

It was an interactive and fun-filled day that could not have been possible without the support of these dedicated professionals.

Bente Doolan, Jeremy Haack and Clay Shiflet

PE and wellness teachers, Aspen Middle School