Benson High School juniors Ambrosia Hatcher-Reed, Destiny A. Martinez, LaMott Parmer, Maria Reyes and Mario Matthews became teachers for a day at Rosehill Elementary Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Benson Scholars Become Health Advocates for DayThe event was the result of career explorations provided by Avenue Scholars Foundation. An organization called provided the opportunity. “It came about through Avenue Scholars and a job shadowing assignment,” Montanez said. “We saw that it was a paid internship and that it was about being healthy and active, which is something we are all interested in.”

Avenue Scholars provided lessons on nutrition to Rosehill students in three, half-hour assemblies: K-1st graders, 2nd-3rd graders, and 4th-6th graders. Arli Boustead of Alegent Health, who works with GoNebraska- Kids, prepared Scholars for the event. “We train teams to be health advocates; we planned the assembly,” Boustead said. “These students are role models.”