Destress Fest helped HHS students relax with spring testing

With college applications, final exams, and just growing up, it is hard to deny the intense pressure many high school students are under every day. However, in an effort to combat these ever-present stresses, Houston High SGA organized a De-Stress Fest for the student body.


Each day consisted of a daily fact about mental health and kindness challenge, music playing between classes, and an optional lunch-time activity.

Day one encouraged students to be a little bit sweeter and handed out free desserts. Tuesday provided soothing arts & crafts stations, and on Wednesday, students could write down any anxieties they might be experiencing, roll it up, and put it in a balloon filled with helium to be symbolic of their stresses floating away. Thursday, student and certified yoga instructor, Nathalie Benshmuel, led students in an outdoor, endorphin-boosting yoga class. The week then closed with a visit from the West Tennessee Chapter of the International Association of Therapy Dogs. Five trained therapy dogs visited and loved on students, closing a wonderfully relaxing week.



We are so pleased our students were granted an outlet to reduce some of their stress this spring. 

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