DENMARK, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – Voorhees School formally opened its new health heart throughout a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday on the Leonard E. Dawson Well being and Human Sources Middle.
At present, school, workers and common inhabitants college students of Voorhees could have entry to the brand new 800 square-foot heart, which incorporates power coaching gear and different facilities. Group members will be capable to use the ability within the spring, in accordance with COVID-19 security tips.
“As a part of the subsequent stage of excellence, well being and wellness is a precedence and we need to be certain the middle is obtainable to school workers and college students. I need to thank the Episcopal Church for the funding and share my appreciation to town of Denmark in our partnership,” stated Ronnie Hopkins, president of the school.
Charlene Johnson, vice chairman for pupil affairs and director of athletics, took the lead in growing the middle and Calvin Williams, assistant professor and program coordinator of sports activities administration, together with college students labored with Johnson to make the middle a actuality.
“We’re enthusiastic about shifting to the subsequent stage of excellence as we open our new health heart. A grant by means of the Episcopal Church together with the school helped to buy state-of-the-art train gear and renovate an current area,” stated Johnson.
Gerald Wright, mayor of Denmark, was additionally available for the ceremony.
“The historical past of Voorhees School and Denmark are parallel. Now we have a supportive relationship with one another. It’s all the time a superb factor to be included,” he stated.
Different program individuals included Joshua Gayle, president of the Voorhees Pupil Authorities Affiliation, and Bennie James, professor of faith, who supplied the blessing and dedication remarks simply previous to the ribbon slicing.
“Health and wellness play an necessary function in a pupil’s life. I’m sure that firstly of the spring this facility will likely be of standing room solely,” Gayle stated.
“Our aim is to develop college students holistically by means of strengthening the thoughts, spirit, and physique. The thoughts, by means of the educational and psychological well being companies that we provide, spirit by means of our religion in Christ and the Episcopal Church (chapel companies), and the physique by means of health,” stated Williams.
Previous and present college students of sports activities administration—facility administration and design had been helped with this mission. Their enter, concepts and creativity had been introduced out by means of weekly discussions and assignments which can be seen within the health heart, in line with Williams.
“Having the health heart in place will give the college, workers and college students a chance to train whereas on campus. I consider it is going to be most helpful to those that use it,” stated Zay’Aunna Beard, a senior sports activities administration pupil.
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