Haylea Mraz, Communities student

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Communities students Lydia Schloskey and Haylea Mraz partnered with NAMI Oshkosh to host the 6th Annual NAMI 5K run/walk this walk was held at Oshkosh North and continued through northside neighborhoods. Over 500 participants showed up to support the cause of NAMI Oshkosh which is to support anyone who may be dealing with suicide or mental illness or has lost someone to suicide.

NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a national program, this annual event allows the NAMI Oshkosh executive director Mary Janness to continue to speak in classrooms, counsel families, and host support groups for families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. Each year there are more teams growing and coming together to support this program.

Communities is an interdisciplinary, project-based program at Oshkosh North High School offering students a unique way to learn English, social studies, and leadership content and skills. Communities students investigate and engage in community problems through collaboration with businesses, organizations, and members of the community in an effort to provide authentic learning experiences while improving the local, national, and global community.