‘My Hero’ entries due tomorrow

Posted on Oct 24 2019

Entries for the Commonwealth Health Corp.’s Crisis Counseling Program YUTU “My Hero” contest is due tomorrow, Friday.

Students from Kindergarten to 12th grade on Saipan are invited to recognize the most important person who taught them what it means to triumph over adversity.

Each student is asked to draw a picture or write a personal story about the person who helped them become more resilient after Super Typhoon Yutu, which hit Saipan and Tinian in October 2018.

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 are tasked to submit a drawing representing their hero, while students in grades 6-12 are required to submit a written story.

All entries are to be submitted to their respective school office and must have the following:

• All entries should be in original and in line with the theme “My Hero.”

• An entry is to completed by one student only.

• Entries are to be done on letter size paper (8.5″ x 11″).

• Written submissions are to be one page and in English.

• All submissions should include the student’s name, school, and grade level.

Three winners—one from elementary school, one from middle school, and one from high school—will be announced at the Resiliency Fest on Saturday at the Marianas Business Plaza.

As the first anniversary of Super Typhoon Yutu occurs this week, CCP staff are focused on promoting resiliency and strength in the community, including co-hosting the Resiliency Fest. CCP YUTU, “You, Us, Together, United,” was created last year after Yutu’s aftermath to provide resident on Saipan and Tinian with behavioral health services.

Over the past year, they have visited thousands of community members in their homes and villages to provide free, anonymous counseling, teaching coping strategies, and refer people to appropriate services as needed. CPC YUTU also recognizes the United Nations’ International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, which celebrates people and communities around the world in their efforts to build more disaster-resilient communities.

For more information about the contest, contact CCP YUTU at (670) 286-0227 or send an email to ccpyutu@gmail.com.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at marc_venus@saipantribune.com.
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