Students attend first Heads Up Camp in Ronan

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Last week, Lake County high school students attended a program at St. Luke Community Healthcare in Ronan.

Through the Heads Up Camp, the 25 students explored various career paths that included social work, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, behavioral health aides and other positions in the field.

Speakers talked with students during the first camp in western Montana on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20 about topics such as behavioral health including stress, abuse, addiction, bullying, suicide and mental health.

Heads Up Camp, which is coordinated by the Western Montana Area Health Education Center at the University of Montana, is designed.

In addition to exploring career fields, students also had an opportunity to earn a Youth Mental Health First Aid certificate, which requires completion of an eight-hour training course offered by the Montana Office of Public Instruction, through a collaboration with Youth Dynamics.

The 25 students that attended the camp were:

Ciara Roberts, senior, Charlo High School

Aislynn Love, senior, Charlo High School

Austin Taylor, junior, Ronan High School

Shelby Lampi, junior, Ronan High School

RayRobert Littleboy, senior, Ronan High School

Persephone Sandoval, junior, Ronan High School

Skye Chandler, junior, Ronan High School

Michael Koehler, junior, Ronan High School

Isiah Pitzer, senior, Ronan High School

Socorro Reum, junior, Ronan High School

Vanessa Kent, senior, Polson High School

Sadie Melton, Senior, Polson High School

Lauren Vergeront, junior, Polson High School

Abigail Raymond, junior, Polson High School

Kylei BigBow, senior, Polson High School

Kaiden Forman-Webster, senior, Polson High School

Molly McGreevey, senior, St. Ignatius High School

Melanie Decker, senior, St. Ignatius High School

Fay Bigcrane, senior, Two Eagle River High School

Macy Waugh, junior, Two Eagle River High School

Ezra Roan, junior, Arlene High School

Victoria Peterson, senior, St. Ignatius High School

Lisa Castillo, junior, Polson High School

Caitlyn Farris, senior, Polson High School

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