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Therapy Dogs Visit NP3 High During Midterms

Students gathering to pet a trained therapy dog.

By Maisha Mostafa
Co-Editor | The Pacific Times

A representative from Lend a hand answering students’ questions.

NP3 High Seniors, Jazelle Lewis and Andres Maldonado, brought therapy dogs to campus on March 12 to help calm students after their first midterms.

This event was a part of both Lewis’ and Maldonado’s senior projects.

“The purpose of my senior project was to promote emotional wellness through animal-assisted therapy,” said Lewis.

The seniors brought four dogs into the library along with representatives of the non-profit organization Lend A Hand.

The event was met with huge success. The were many students waiting outside of the library and a standing-room only crowd of student who wanted to meet the dogs.

The event was planned to be held over two days, however, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the second day of midterms was canceled as well as the second day of therapy dogs on campus.

For more information on their senior project, contact the seniors at [email protected] or [email protected].

It was a standing-room-only crowd waiting to see the therapy dogs.

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