Charlottesville High was the site of a recent roundtable discussion, which included Virginia’s education secretary, on the school’s mental health initiatives. Photo by Eze Amos

Healthy minds: CHS students discuss mental health with Virginia’s education secretary

Shana Bullard felt terrified. She was about to meet Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, for a roundtable discussion on mental wellness initiatives at Charlottesville High School. “I was very intimidated,” says the CHS junior, who’s been active in several of the school’s mental wellness programs. But she found Qarni to be personable and down-to-earth. […]