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December 11, 2015 Baton Rouge, LA - Team Sparkhound completed their mentor project today on viruses and how they spread into epidemics. Students finished the lesson by discussing the spread of disease and how to reduce the number of people that catch it. They also wrote, storyboarded, filmed, edited, and screened their own PSA announcements! Students acted out skits, came up with slogans, made posters, and even rapped to get their message across on how to reduce the spread of disease. All the projects were outstanding and gave good tips about how to keep yourself safe from the virus. 

Thanks Team Sparkhound! You all did a great job and were amazing mentors. And congrats Southeast students, great work on the projects! Check out the photos from the day below. 

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