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Nadia Youga

Nadia Youga, WLHSnow Staff

From photography to soccer, Nadia Youga, 10, is always keeping herself busy.

“I’m always doing something,” Youga said, “I can’t not do something.”

For Youga, health plays a large roll in her life. Playing soccer keeps her in shape, and she loves to work out. She also dedicated herself to keeping a healthy diet, and taking care of her body.

Despite her carefree, no-nonsense outward image, Youga is a big fan of Fifth Harmony, an all-female group of pop singers, who inspire her to make a difference in the world.

“They are generous, dedicated, and have a strong bond between them,” Youga said. “They use their influence to help make a change in the world and inspire positivity.”

Youga is interested in video and broadcast journalism, and using her love of photography to help her tell stories in a digital form. Keep an eye out for her articles on WLHSnow!

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While boys lacrosse wear protective helmets, until 2017 girls were only allowed to wear headgear. In girls lacrosse, they aren’t allowed to attack, so they don’t wear helmets or pads. Traditionally, only goalies wear helmets, and goalies have the lowest concussion rate of all girls lacrosse players since helmets help prevent stick and ball concussions. Still, yet womens lacrosse ranks second only to football in concussions according to a 2015 study.

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June 5, 2018
Art Therapy
Coloring in her therapeutic artbook Grace Jackson, sophomore is sitting in her bedroom with all her lights off to recover from the concussion. 
“I had to sit in the dark for 6 hours and just color without any electronics or TV!” Jackson said.

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June 5, 2018
Healing up
After a concussion from playing lacrosse, Grace Jackson, sophomore sits in a darkroom to help with the healing.
Her doctor prescribed Tylenol and sitting in a darkroom to ease the pain of the headaches. 
“I had to sit in my bedroom and just close my eyes or color.” Jackson said.

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June 5, 2018
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