Thursday, August 16, 2018
DINTHILL Technical High’s third annual health fair, put on by its Alumni Association’s Florida chapter, kicks off on the school’s grounds in St Catherine today.
It will continue tomorrow, with more than 1,200 people expected. The health fair, which will offer services such as urine and, vision tests, dental checks for first-formers, and back-to-school vaccines that are to be done by the health department, is funded by the Alumni Association’s Florida chapter and through contributions from other past students.
The services that will be offered at the fair, which were previously exclusive to ‘Dinthillites’, have now been extended to 200 students from Guy’s Hill High School. The students will be able to access the services at no cost.
Sixty-two individuals will make up the medical team for this year’s staging, all of whom are past students of the high school.
Margaret Watt-Walker, public relations chairperson of the association’s Florida chapter, is enthusiastic about this year’s fair, even while expressin concern faced about the high fees associated with the clearance of the refreshments and supplies needed to ensure the fair’s successful execution.
Watt-Walker also said that nurses who are part of the health fair’s medical team were each charged a fee by the Government to participate in the fair.
According to the public relations chairperson, the high school boasts a proud alumni assocition whose contributions go beyond the annual health fair. She said the alumni association also provides scholarships and cash donations to students at the fifth and upper-sixth form levels, who maintain high grades.