Workshops give girls tips on health, hair, skin _lowres

Photo provided by Southern University Ag Center -- Kelli Joseph, superintendent of the St. Helena Parish School District, attended the Keeping on My Tiara Tour held at the St. Helena College and Career Academy on March 26.

The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s “Keeping on My Tiara Tour” has come to a royal end, a news release said.

More than 40 girls attended workshops March 26 and April 17 at St. Helena College and Career Academy and Kentwood High Magnet School.

The workshops were for the Outstanding Mature Girlz Club, which strives to give girls that balance in life that is often missing, the release said.

Sashika Baunchand, regional advocate for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, was on-site to educate the girls about HIV/AIDS awareness.

Nicolette Gordon, assistant area agent, demonstrated proper techniques to care for their natural hair and the importance of a well-balanced diet to achieve healthy hair.

Rose J. Guy, a Mary Kay consultant, provided a mobile make-up station to educate the girls on caring for their nails and skin.

After the completion of each session, the girls were encouraged to visit the Salad Station in Hammond to fix a cup-size salad with their favorite dressing.

“I really don’t like to eat salad, but after today, I will try,” said Krista Madison, of St. Helena College and Career Academy.