Ask, listen and learn 

Smyth Elementary students meet Olympic Gold Medalist Apolo Ohno and learn about healthy lifestyles.

March 09, 2010

 

It’s not every day that an eight-time Olympic medalist stops by one of our elementary schools to discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the dangers of underage drinking.

 

But that’s exactly what happened at Smyth Elementary School on Tuesday, March 9. Apolo Ohno, one of the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympians in history, led an interactive session at Smyth Elementary, 1059 W. 13th St., focusing on teaching the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.

 

The program is part of The Century Council’s Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix program which encourages students to say “yes” to a healthy lifestyle and “no” to underage drinking.

 

Students played games that explored the health consequences of underage drinking and encouraged students to stay fit and eat healthy foods. Students then had a chance to participate in a question and answer session with the Olympic athlete and get his autograph.

 

Learn more about Smyth Elementary and The Century Council.

 

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