Upper School Explores Wellness with HealthFest 2017
Upper School Explores Wellness with HealthFest 2017

HealthFest 2017 offered Upper School students an abundance of opportunities to learn, grow, and better understanding wellness in a comprehensive, holistic way.

For the Class of 2018, HealthFest began on Dec. 4 with a screening of Haze, a documentary produced by the Gordie Center at University of Virginia (U.Va.). that "connects the dots" between college drinking and hazing. Following the screening, students and parents engaged in discussions led by U.Va. Peer Educators.

All Upper School students gathered to hear School parent and keynote speaker Courtney Stout's message on social media, privacy, and safety in Grisham Hall on Dec. 5 before students each attended three workshops throughout the day. For seniors, CPR/first aid training was a requirement while other workshop options included Juuling: The Great Vape Debate, Mental Health and the Consequences of an Externally Driven Life, Surviving Cancer, and more.

Thank you to all of our community volunteers who came to campus to offer workshops and guidance. This year's leaders included:

  • ACAC
  • Albemarle County Fire Rescue
  • Blue Ridge Poison Control Center
  • Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (JADE) Agency
  • Mrs. Robin Albertson-Wren
  • Pediatric Associates
  • Scottsville Rescue Squad
  • Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)
  • St. Anne's-Belfield School Athletic Trainers & Athletic Development
  • SteerSmart
  • Teen Health Center at University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia ADAPT Peer Educators
  • University of Virginia Office of Student Health

Photos from this year's keynote address are now available on the School's SmugMug Account.