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Local Students Create Signage for Mental Health, Positivity at AdventHealth Palm Coast

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Indian Trails Middle School Future Problem Solvers

PALM COAST, Fla., June 10, 2020 — On June 2, students from Indian Trails Middle School placed signs at AdventHealth Palm Coast that aim to bring awareness to mental health and spread messages of positivity. 

These signs were designed and created by a team of students who are members of the Indian Trails Middle School Future Problem Solvers, including Kyra Baldwin, Mary Foulk, Stanley Gatzek, Brynn Gifford, Jack Gilvary, Glynnis Gong, Malina Hreib, Leila Jackson, Emma Mittledorfer, Stephanie Ramatar, Carolina Sawicki, Samantha Simon and Austin Weeks.

This team’s project, COPE (Collaborating with Others to Progress Emotional resilience), recently received first place in the state’s Florida Future Problem Solvers competition, which was held virtually in April. The team will go on to participate in this year's International Competition in June.

“I am extremely proud of the hard work and effort they put in this and the way they continued this project when the school closed due to COVID-19,” said Jennifer Colintres, Indian Trails Future Problem Solvers sponsoring teacher. 

“We are proud to display these two signs on our hospital campus, showing support and positive messaging to our employees, guests and patients,” said Wally De Aquino, AdventHealth Palm Coast chief operating officer. “We are appreciative of this group of young problem solvers bringing up such an important topic.”

About AdventHealth Palm Coast
AdventHealth Palm Coast has 99-beds and provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care with the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division has more than 4,400 hospital beds and encompasses 20 hospitals in the seven counties in the Central Florida area, including: Flagler, Lake Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia. For more information about AdventHealth Palm Coast, visit http://AdventHealthPalmCoast.com.

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On June 2, students from Indian Trails Middle School Jack Gilvary, Leila Jackson and Malina Hreib placed signs at AdventHealth Palm Coast to bring awareness to mental health and spread messages of positivity. 

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