Los Alamos Fire Department Capt. Robert Fuselier speaking to students about the dangers of Fentanyl during LAHS Key Club’s ‘How to Save a Life’ event held Nov. 14 at SALA. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos High School Key Club students decided to use some of their cotton candy sales money for a Fentanyl “Harm Reduction” project. They call it “How to Save a Life” and lined up speakers to address the dangers of Fentanyl including Los Alamos Fire Department Capt. Robert Fuselier for the event they held on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at SALA.
Key Club President Rebecca Li and Club members worked on the project with Kiwanis Advisor Morrie Pongratz and Los Alamos County Community Services Manager Jessica Strong, LAPS Foundation Executive Director Jenny McCumber, Municipal Judge Elizabeth Allen and Los Alamos JJAB.
At the event, Key Club members handed out bags containing Narcan, a nasal spray opioid overdose treatment, and informational materials to students.
As part of the event, the students hosted a screening of the movie “A Thousand Voices” – this is the story of Native American women in New Mexico, from the creation stories of the beginning of time, through the invasions from Spain, Mexico, and United States. From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story” – this is a documentary that builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American women. Native American women have been purveyors of culture since creation. The voices and advisers in this documentary are from the Navajo Nation, Mescalero Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Kiowa Tribe, Pueblo de Cochiti, Ohkay Owingeh, and Pueblos of Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Santo Domingo, Pojoaque, Santa Clara, Taos, Nambe and San Ildefonso.
Harm Reduction Program Manager Kelly Mytinger of the Mountain Center in Española speaks to students gathered at the ‘How to Save a Life’ event Nov. 14 at SALA. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Public School Foundation Executive Director Jenny McCumber, left, and others attend a planning meeting Nov. 7 for the Key Club’s ‘How to Save a Life’ event held at SALA. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
LAHS Key Club members gather recently to pack boxes with Narcan, a nasal spray opioid overdose treatment along with informational materials to hand out at their ‘How to Save a Life’ event held Nov. 14 at SALA. Photo by Morrie Pongratz