Samara Watts, a student at the Odyssey STEM Academy recently presented on the importance of having a healthy social support system and being able to spot a toxic friend.
Hannah, a Gibson Ek High School student, along with two other Gibson Ek students, taught two separate curriculums for hundreds of middle school students through her mental health presentations. The first curriculum covered topics centered on isolation, coping mechanisms, stress, and anxiety. The second curriculum covered topics centered on peer pressure, listening to your gut, setting boundaries, and core values. Hannah and her team wanted to share their personal experiences and individual research with the middle school students to give them a safe, fun, and intimate experience.
"I could see this miniseries on Instagram mostly talking about latest news on eating healthy or could just be helpful tips on how to eat healthy."
"While designing this I was thinking about its usability. Making it accessible for both social media but also, so it can become a poster if needed. People don't usually stop to read something with a lot of words on it, so creating a hook would catch someone's attention then lead them to want to learn more through the QR code. "
"When creating these I was trying to come up with a simple way to showcase each measurement, without making it seem overwhelming or too much to accomplish. I also added some positive side effects of the measures so people knew the benefits of each."
"I like writing poems, so when I came across a post on submitting a poem on the six measures to stay healthy, I decided to write one. While I was writing the poem, I wanted to use simple words so that anyone could understand and learn the 6 Measures to stay healthy. But, I didn’t want to write six different poems. So, I wrote one poem and mini paragraphs for each measure. I feel this made the poem easy to comprehend and handier to use."