Ste. Genevieve High School students, Jadyn Bauman, Grace Thomure, and Rachael Bauman hosted a suicide awareness assembly on Friday, December 8th. The assembly was part of their STAR Event for FCCLA, which is aimed towards suicide awareness/prevention. The three girls asked 104 students at SGHS to dress up in all black, which would represent the 17% of students that seriously consider suicide. Out of the 104 students, 4 had their faces painted white, which would represent the 4% of students that actually go through with suicide. At the assembly, the girls recognized all of the students wearing black and faces painted white in hopes that students would realize how serious suicide is.
Jadyn, Grace, and Rachael hoped students learned that suicide can be caused by words, actions, stress, etc. Mrs.Kristin Huffman, High School Counselor, spoke to the students about coming to talk to her when they are under a lot of stress or when they are worried about another student. Mrs. Huffman also expressed the importance of just being here for each other at school as students helping students.
Jadyn, Grace, and Rachael also hosted a miracle minute during the assembly to raise money to donate to CHAD’s Coalition, which is a nonprofit organization that works towards helping those who struggle with suicide. The miracle minute raised $94.17 in total to donate. The three girls have also been selling Pura Vida Suicide Awareness bracelets in order to raise money for a suicide hotline.