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KRH Student Board Hosts 4th grade L.I.F.E. Conference

“Jump On It” was the theme for the second year of the Live It to the Fullest Everyday conference hosted by the Kingfisher Regional Hospital Student Governing board on Thursday, May 8.

The governing board is a group of county seniors that meet monthly at the hospital with Damon Benson, CEO, and Rachel Cameron, RN, Kingfisher Public School nurse.

Approximately 150 county 4th graders attended several sessions including injury prevention, conducted by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Kingfisher Fire Department; healthy snacks conducted by the student governing board and Paula Post of the OSU County Extension Office, and the dangers of tobacco conducted by Jim Hines, Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust coordinator of Kingfisher and Blaine counties. A jump rope team of second to fifth graders from Western Village Academy in Oklahoma City led the students in a jump rope clinic.

“The students also heard about less screen time,” Cameron said. “They were told to go outside and play instead of coming home and sitting down to watch television or play games on the computer or play station.”

Over 50 prizes were given away at the conference, including two bicycles to Triston Warren and Andrea Jimenex, both students at Kingfisher’s Gilmour Elementary School.

“It was a successful year”, Cameron said of the governing board’s year, which wrapped up yesterday with the conference.

KRH Student Governing Board members for 2007-2008 include: Kingfisher-Susanna Krepel, Jennifer Quitorano, and Shiloh Layn; Okarche- Jessica Norris, Emily Slater, Aubrey Raupe and Maria Baca; Cashion-Dillion Craig, Marilyn Adams, Joe Ready, and Kelsey Clark; Lomega- Colton Blem, Rachel Wilczek, Summer Stebens, and Weston Ingram.

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