Education briefs, June 21-23: Park City grad named Utah Young Humanitarian |

Education briefs, June 21-23: Park City grad named Utah Young Humanitarian

PCHS graduate earns prestigious honor
Liz Cantlebary, who graduated from Park City High School this month, was named the 2017 Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian for her work on Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council and other community service efforts. According to a press release, Cantlebary has been a resource for her peers on topics such as sexual assault, mental health, drug use and suicide. “Liz is passionate about sexual health and reproductive rights and has learned to channel her energy into messages that are fierce and kind,” said Evelyn Cervantes, the Teen Council’s adviser, in the press release.

TMJH and PCHS summer reading assignments
Eighth-grade Honors English students at Treasure Mountain Junior High School are required to read the novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” by Mark Haddon over the summer. Honors English 10 students at Park City High School must read “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya. According to the Park City High School website, Honors English 10 students must also annotate the book and prepare for assessments on the book when school starts in August.

University of Utah launches new center
The University of Utah has launched the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development, which will aim to unify research on mindfulness to transform its role in health care. According to a press release from the school, the center will oversee more than $17 million in federal grant money. “The center will advance a vision of a new model of health care, in which behavioral health experts work in tandem with medical providers to address the physical, psychological and social needs of people suffering from an array of health conditions,” said Eric Gardland, who is the associate dean for research at the university’s College of Social Work and who will lead the center.

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