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June 21, 2011 > Local high schools hold Peer Resource Conference

Local high schools hold Peer Resource Conference

Submitted By Cindy Gentry

Students and teachers from Kennedy, Mission, and Robertson high schools in Fremont attended the eighth annual High School Peer Resource Conference at the Veterans Memorial Center in Niles on June 3.

Michael Pritchard, nationally acclaimed speaker, provided the keynote address. As one student remarked, "It was very uplifting, very motivational, and definitely something I will remember."

Students attended workshop sessions on breaking down stereotypes and communicating with students from other schools. Dr. Nancy Brown from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation led a session on perceived norms about risky behaviors and Ira Sachnoff led another on making good decisions around alcohol use and binge drinking.

One of the highlights of the conference was the presentation of the Fred Turner Award to the outstanding peer educator from each high school. The award went to the following students: Karen Roman (senior) from Robertson, Alyssa Werner (senior) from American, Chelsea Dass (senior) from Mission, Robert Jensen (freshman) from Washington, Nicholas Murray (senior) from Kennedy, and Tahana Kinch (senior) from Irvington.

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