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Wellness Week in Review

Photo by Addi Herrick
Standing, Norton ends his impactful speech by demonstrating to students how they can overcome the odds and make the most of their lives. Norton hopes to inspire students through his life story with his catchphrase, “Be a Georgia, not a Dr Phantom.” Georgia was the nurse who inspired his recovery and he prompts students to try and lift others, like she once did for him.

For the past two years, the ADM Student Council has developed a new tradition of Wellness Week during February. This year, Wellness Week will take place on February 26th through March 1st. ADM Student Council has planned numerous activities to take place throughout the week that are ways to improve your mental health and develop positive habits.

Last year, we had a whole day dedicated to learning about mental and physical wellness. Thanks to businesses in the community, the student council brought in Cam F. Awesome who spoke to all students about having resilience and building the mindset of a champion.

This year, the full week was used to benefit mental and physical health. On Monday, students were given bingo sheets in their advisory to complete throughout the week. Once they are completed, you can turn them in and the student council will draw names for prizes at the end of the week.

Also on Monday, all students got the opportunity to listen to Chris Norton speak in the auditorium. He was a football player all through his life and went to Luther College to continue his passion.

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During a game, he went to tackle someone with his shoulder but instead went head-on and suffered many life-changing injuries.

Today, he is in a wheelchair sharing his story with others. He can relate to students, especially athletes, with his story on a personal level. His message was about how many people struggle to ask for help when they need it the most. He encouraged us to seek help and know we aren’t alone in difficult times.

Other activities throughout the week include Thursday Power Hour enrichment. Teachers are offering a variety of activities that promote healthy habits. Some include yoga in the wrestling room, silent reading, or making healthy snacks.

Play along with the trivia QR codes that are posted around the school for the opportunity to win prizes from the student council. Also on Wednesday during lunch, there will be a surprise taste test for new healthy food.

Mental and physical wellness is very important for all ages and creating habits that benefit yours can begin now. Student council looks forward to hosting Wellness Week in the years to come.

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