The Heroes & Cool Kids program paid its first visit to H.B. Whitehorne Middle School on December 10 for a mentoring session with fifth graders. The Heroes, drawn from Verona High School, played games with the fifth grader Cool Kids that emphasized the importance of health and nutrition. Each Hero spoke about his or her own experiences with staying healthy while participating in activities at the high school and answered questions about VHS. The next mentoring session in the program, which is funded by the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee, will take place sometime in February and the topics will include bullying.