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Updated: 10/09/2013 8:22 pm
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) — Students who attend Churchill Elementary School in West Point spent Wednesday at a health fair learning a number of things that can be helpful outside the classroom.

"They taught me to call 911 whenever you have an emergency," said Kennedy Cantrell, student.

"When you need help or have an emergency to call 911," added Braylon Boyd, student.

The health fair was offered to children from age 3 through the 2nd grade.

"They are getting all the screens that they need to have that is required for us as an Excel by 5 community to be successful," said Anne Comer, community outreach coordinator for North Mississippi Medical Center West Point.

Churchill Elementary students also learned that doctors and dentists should not be feared.

"We want them to meet these people in the community that have these careers," added Suzanne Brasfield, Excel by 5. "At the same time, it's important for these children to understand that they're there to help them and not to hurt them."

"Particularly the young children, those are the ones that feel frightened by a police officer or a fireman," added Comer.
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