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There were hugs, high-fives, smiles, and yes-- even some old-school dance moves-- at High School South's Challenge Day Dec. 13. Photos by Jenna Mikels

Dec. 14, 2023-- Challenge Day, a program that “provides youth and their communities with experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression,” debuted last year at High School North thanks to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. This year, the OCPO and Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer have helped facilitate the program at all district high schools, and yesterday High School South was able to feel the love.

South students and staff intermingled, taking part in exercises that focused on interpersonal connections and positivity. There were laughs, hugs, revealing interviews, high-fives, dancing, silliness, and-- most importantly-- lots of love spread throughout HSS.

The photos, as always, tell the story, and all photos below are courtesy of High School South's own Jenna Mikels.