Amalia’s Hope Assembly and Community Presentation
At Black River Falls High School, we want to help our students be healthy, happy, and successful adults when they leave our building. As you may know, heroin and other opioid-related deaths are an increasing problem in Wisconsin, as they are nationally. Unfortunately, the annual number of heroin related deaths have increased in Jackson County as well.
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, our students will attend an assembly, Amalia’s Hope, focusing on making good choices and pledging to not use drugs or alcohol. Brigette Henschel’s message is a call to action for students to specifically refrain from using heroin. Heroin use has increased in our area as a substitute for prescription drug abuse, due to lower cost and easier availability.
Brigette is the founder of Amalia’s Hope and began speaking to student audiences after the death of her daughter Amalia from a heroin overdose. Her message is intended to help students think about the choices they make every day and how those choices can have an impact on their future.
Ms. Henschel will be speaking to our high school students at 1 pm in the Middle School Lunda Theater on December 7, 2016. She will also speak with adults or community members in the evening, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Middle School Lunda Theater. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our high school office at (715) 284-4324 x 2004 for more information.