Westlake High School staff, students sample mobile mindfulness studio's services during event Tuesday

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Austin-based mobile mindfulness studio PeaceBox selected Westlake High School as the first recipient of its Summer of Giving program. The program's main objective was to match every PeaceBox visit that was booked at a corporate location with a "PeaceDay" at a local school. On Oct. 2, PeaceBox traveled to Westlake High School and delivered PeaceDay, sponsored by Hyatt Regency Austin and South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals. During the event, Westlake teachers and students used the mobile studio and experienced guided mindfulness practices.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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