Walking The Steps To A Healthy Life

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In honor of Red Ribbon Week, George McVey Elementary School students, teachers and community members gathered to promote healthy lifestyles by walking through the community. Among the attendees were New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon, Town of Hempstead Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, District 17 New York Assemblyman Tom McKevitt, and District 13 Legislator and Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves, all of whom greeted community members and students during the walk.

Prior to the walk, the school’s mascot, Mighty Mind, high-fived students, while members of the band performed and classes gathered with banners and wellness signs outside the school. Classes created wellness signs to emphasize their commitment to making healthy choices. A few of the signs included such sayings as, “Say No to Drugs,” “McVey Is a Happy School” and “We Are Drug and Bully Free.”