Charleston High School students got to participate in Operation Healthy Delta and learn first-hand from military personnel.
Operation Healthy Delta took place September 13-21, 2017 and was held at Charleston United Methodist Church, hosted by DAEOC.
During the operation:
– 32 total students volunteered during the operation.
– Students ushered patients around to areas of Dental, Medical, and Optometry.
– Students had the opportunity to shadow physicians.
– Some students were taught how to check vital signs and had a chance to use their skills on patients being seen.
– Students were taught how to do vision exams and how to ready prescriptions on glasses.
– Distributed food from the food bank.
– Distributed water and snacks for people waiting for services.
– Made military and medical contacts for future resources.
This was an overwhelmingly positive time for CHS students. On the last day, CHS students honored the military men and women with a cake, and student Lamar Douglas gave a speech thanking them for allowing our students to be a part of this experience.
The Charleston R-I School District would like to thank our CHS student volunteers for representing our district, and the military men and women of Operation Healthy Delta for a positive, enriching week.
Submitted by Julie Burke, Edited by B.J. Babb