Kennedy Fair Connects Students to Potential Healthcare Careers

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Local businesses, organizations and alumni joined the science community at John F. Kennedy High School to present the third annual health and career fair on March 30.

More than 60 health professionals were on hand to offer advice and information about potential careers in medicine. Others shared tips about how to live a healthier lifestyle through clean eating, yoga practice, acupuncture and more.

“These students get to stand and talk with doctors and connect with universities that offer healthcare profession internships and programs,” said science chairperson Robert Soel.

Students in the Culinary and Hospitality Arts Program crafted healthy snacks such as roasted red pepper hummus and couscous on cucumber rounds.
An annual Medical Scrabble Tournament was also held at the beginning of the evening, with 32 teams of two competing for a championship title. It came down to Sarah Moussavi and Rachel Klein verses World Languages teacher Paul Cirino, who was victorious over the students.

The custom-designed medical game board was gifted by Northwell Health a few years ago. Advanced science students assisted the rounds with scoring.
The $5 tournament entry fee and profits from raffle tickets benefitted the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, raising a total of $1,200.