NS students organize benefit walk

North Sevier High School students Hailey Christensen, left, and Sierra Bullard prepare for an event Oct. 24, in Salina. NSHS students organized an event to benefit those with Down Syndrome.

SALINA — A small Family, Career and Community Leaders of America project grew into a community event.

Started as a project as part of a Students Taking Action with Recognition program, the Down Syndrome walk for awareness drew support from both the community at large as well as the Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome — a state organization.

Hailey Christensen and Sierra Bullard, both juniors at North Sevier High School, wanted to create an event that would bring awareness to Down Syndrome and decided to have a “walk for awareness,” said Coylene Brinkerhoff, faculty member. “They contacted the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation and they volunteered to help.”

The Mighty Steps Walk was hosted Oct. 24on the NSHS track. 

“We want to thank each of the businesses and the numerous community members that so generously helped with this event,” Brinkerhoff said.

FCCLA is a career and technical student organization at NSHS, which is focused on family, career and community activities to help students become future leaders in our communities and allows students to compete in events to showcase their achievements and hard work.

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