Effingham teen restores ambulance to educate, inspire

a person standing in front of a truck: Lucas Hartzog with his ambulance

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Lucas Hartzog with his ambulance

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) – A career in the medical fields may seem intimidating to some, especially given the ongoing pandemic.

But for one young teen in Effingham County, it’s been a lifelong dream and he’s now using his passion and a new set of wheels to educate and inspire others.

Over the past month, students across Effingham County have been learning more about a career in the medical fields.

However, this lesson isn’t being taught by your typical teacher.

“I’m Lucas Hartzog. I’m from Effingham County High School,” said the Effingham County High School sophomore to a South Effingham High School class on Tuesday.

But perhaps the even bigger surprise.

“Starting off this is my ambulance,” said Hartzog.

Yeah, the ambulance, it’s his. In fact, it’s his first car.

Lucas is used to answering questions about his new

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Teens who have a larger number of friends may be less likely to suffer from depression later in life, especially women, a new MSU research study has found.

For female adolescents, popularity can lead to increased depression during the teen years, but can provide lasting benefits of fewer depressive symptoms later in life. Teens who reported fewer friends show higher rates of depression in adulthood, found Molly Copeland (pictured left), assistant professor of sociology, who co- authored the article “The Long Arm of Social Integration: Gender, Adolescent Social Networks, and Adult Depressive Symptom Trajectories” with lead author Christina Kamis, a sociology doctoral candidate at Duke University. It was published Sept. 14 in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

“Adolescence (is) a sensitive period of early life when structural facets of social relationships can have lasting mental health consequences,” wrote Copeland.

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Teen charged after ‘hate-motivated comments’ made during online learning session, York police say – Toronto

York Regional Police say a teen has been charged after “hate-motivated comments” were made during an online learning session earlier this year.

Police said they were contacted by a high school staff member on April 15 after racist comments were made during an online session with Grade 12 students.

Officers said an “unknown student” made anti-Black comments until the event had to be ended.

Investigators identified a suspect and on Thursday, an 18-year-old man from Markham was arrested.

Tristan Stronach has since been charged with indecent communications, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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