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Student Leaders Address Mental Health Issues

Several ConVal students were interviewed by the Keene Sentinel this week. They shared how they are personally engaged in raising mental health and suicide awareness and how they try to inspire students to show greater empathy and kindness to one other at school.

Rosie Crooker (junior), Cruz Dellasanta (senior), and Hannah Doherty (senior) organized the Yellow Tulip Project with the support of the Peterborough Garden Club. The Yellow Tulip Project addresses the stigma surrounding mental illness and seeks to build a community of people who realize that hope happens when youth and community leaders work together.

9th graders Callie Boisvert and Abbey Shumway organized the “Break The Silence” 5K race for suicide prevention. The fundraiser brought in over $1,500 that will be donated to the New Hampshire chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Senior Catrina Kipka was the driving force behind the plan to bring motivational speaker James Orrigo to ConVal in the spring of 2020. Orrigo performs under the stage name Lad in a Battle and seeks to inspire students to live purposefully through service to others.

You can read the Keene Sentinel article in its entirety here.