Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58making and then tasting a Jamaican cabbage salad and a fruit parfait pie. It was a great experience and a bonding opportunity with my classmates. And it gave me the chance to venture out and try new foods I had never been exposed to at the time. Even when I am unsure about doing something new, my experience with the Healthy Times reminds me to put my best foot forward in everything I choose to participate in. I am now a junior at Central High School in Philadelphia. My exposure working for the Healthy Times newspaper helped drive my interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Maybe one day, I will have the pleasure of being interviewed by an amazing group of scholars from this program. — By Desirae Scott Desirae was a member of the Philadelphia Montessori Charter School Healthy Times staff. A surge of adrenaline was running rampant. My palms were sweaty. I felt consumed by nervousness as I rehearsed my questions. I was in sixth grade, and I had been asked to interview adults in my elementary school for an article for the Healthy Times, my school health newspaper. I had never done this before. It seemed scary. But learning to interview someone was one of many valuable lessons that I gained from the Healthy NewsWorks program. I use these lessons today—six years later. Healthy Times helped me develop the ability to clearly articulate and form questions so that I could be easily understood. It helped me begin to overcome shyness. And it gave me the opportunity to bond with my classmates and teacher. Through my writing, I also showed everyone in my school that food can be healthy, tasty, and easy to prepare. One of our stories involved Reflection From a Healthy NewsWorks alumna 5