Festival with Conant, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates High Schools Encourages Healthy Lifestyles

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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White attended the event. From left to right: Maddie Stinger (Senior), Nicole Erickson (Senior), Rasion Bailey (Junior) , Secretary of State Jesse White, Nicole Zghaib (Senior) and Kyouka Bailey (Senior).

In an effort to remind individuals to drive responsibly and the dangers of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, three District 211 schools recently hosted a music and dance festival to raise funds toward Operation Snowball groups.

Schaumburg High School, Hoffman Estates High School, and Conant High School recently joined together with Schaumburg-based nonprofit organization Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) at Schaumburg High School. Several student groups participated in the event and had informational tables with materials on several topics for students’ well-being.

Operation Snowball is an organization that encourages students to make responsible decisions regarding healthy lifestyle choices, leadership and communications skills, and maintaining a drug-free life. Funds were used to benefit each of the schools Operation Snowball clubs, and AAIM. Additionally, funds went toward the John Kreslin Scholarship fund at Schaumburg High School, which was formed after Kreslin lost his life in a drunken-driving accident during his sophomore year of college.

Although the largest theme was drunken driving prevention, one group that was present was Conant High School’s HEROES (Helping Everyone Respect Others and Expect Safety). They joined the efforts and presented information about issues of bullying awareness and prevention. Students hosted a Jeopardy game and had the opportunity to meet Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

Overall, students received information to help them maintain positive, healthy lifestyles. Students and guests of the event were able to participate in free salsa and hip-hop dance lessons, and there also was a dance competition. The community and wellness fair allowed people to participate in yoga, face painting, salon services, informational sessions, and more.

For more information on AAIM or the John Kreslin Scholarship, please visit the websites here: AAIM and JonKreslin.com