John F. Kennedy High School is holding its first Health and Career Fair on March 18 from 6-8 p.m., in conjunction with North Shore-LIJ and the school’s alumni association. More than 50 presenters are expected to attend, including representatives from various local doctors’ offices, Long Island Crisis Center, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Community Wellness Center and Beyond Fitness, among many others. Many of the medical professionals attending are Kennedy alumni looking to strengthen their connection with the school community through their continued support and participation. Additionally, healthcare professionals, administrators and representatives from North Shore LIJ will be in attendance. This event is open to the local community and admission is free.
Exhibitions will be interactive, with representatives talking to visitors and giving brief presentations based on their specialty knowledge. Members of the Bellmore EMS will be giving blood pressure screenings, EKGs and CPR demonstrations. Fitness clubs will be doing various cardio activities. The Muscle Maker Grill and Madison Smoothies will be providing food samples, in addition to the school’s own gourmet food class’ healthy creations.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., students and their families are encouraged to participate in a medical scrabble tournament fundraiser. Students donate $5 to play the game, which functions as a regular scrabble game, with medical words earning bonus points. Student judges, donning lab coats and stethoscopes, will be supervising the tournament. The winners of the tournament will get a $25 gift certificate to Dave and Busters and a medical scrabble board.
Kennedy offers various electives in anatomy, physiology and Advanced Placement biology, among others, which are growing at a rapid pace. The fair will also provide students with the opportunity to explore various medical professions while building community partnerships.
A number of business scrabble board sponsorships are available for a minimum of $40 each. Raffles will also be available, with all proceeds benefitting Cohen’s Children’s Hospital. For additional information about the event and/or to register to play in the scrabble fundraiser, contact Barbi Frank or Robert Soel at 516-992-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org