AJHS, AHS Students Attend Mental Health Conference – The Andalusia Star-News

AJHS, AHS Students Attend Mental Health Conference

Published Saturday 1 October 2022 at 13:00

Students from Andalusia Junior High School and Andalusia High School attended a youth mental health conference on Wednesday 21 September.

The conference, known as REFOCUS, was held this year at Shocco Springs in Talladega, Alabama.

FOCUS is based on the development of 21st century skills through project-based learning. Students work together to reduce risky behaviors in youth by developing leadership skills, providing peer support, planning educational and awareness events, participating in community projects, and using focus groups to gather.

Students listened to inspirational speakers and had breakout sessions with students their own age.

AJHS students were Na’Imah Bradley, Emma Beth Ennis, Alyssa Garland, Layla Gunter Londyn Jackson, Everly Mack, Kimora Pruitt, Ocean Reeves, Macy Tucker, Brilyn Turner, Thomas Turner, and Reese Wells.

AHS students were Brimaine Beattie, Saranel Brundidge, Zoe’e Bush, Tristan Chambers, Helena Cotton, Kera Dorsey, Karis Dubose, Courtlyn Knight, Makinley Marlowe, Naudia Maye, AriYanna Pryor, Maggie Rayborn, Andy Shelander, Lexi Stallworth, Caroline Turner , Jimmy White, Kara Wise, Shambresha Woods, Brianna Yelder and Shelby Ziglar.

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