Winter awareness carnival at GHS next weekend

B y Jaime Thomas

In a way to break up the long, cold season and raise knowledge about social issues in the Granville School District is the winter awareness carnival at Granville High School this weekend.

The community-created event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.1, is designed to include the whole family.

High School Principal Camille Harrelson recently said the carnival was created in response to a survey students in grades seven to 12 took last year.

“As a school and community we wanted to look at ways to get information out to everyone,” she said in an email. Since September, the Committee on Social Forums has been meeting monthly, and members came up with the idea for the awareness carnival to educate and involve the community with the issues they are facing.

The carnival comes after a slew of public forums that drew increasing but few parents.

School officials say the event is about trying to make parents, kids and the community aware of the problems the district is facing, such as drug and alcohol abuse and mental health.

At the free carnival, there will be a wide range of games and activities for all students and their families, as well as information booths about local resources that are available for support.

Adding to the festive feel, various classes and clubs will sell food at the carnival as fundraisers.

“We hope that families will come out and have a great afternoon of food and information,” Harrelson said.

The carnival is open to everyone in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

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