Daniel SADD chapter launches alcohol education campaign

The Daniel High School Chapter of SADD recently launched a campaign to educate fellow students about the negative effects of alcohol. Pictured, front row, from left, are Austin Barkley, Ashlyn Hix, Bailey Burnside, Hailey Burnside, Michaela Scott and Adrik Weinsier-Marcano. Second row, Samara Young, Jessah Jenkins, Claire Ford, Morgan Smith, Ashley Maw, Cheyenne Harrison and WWDD advisor Sarah Jordan.

CENTRAL — The D.W. Daniel High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) recently launched a campaign to educate fellow students about the negative effects of alcohol, knowing their boundaries, and feeling comfortable telling others “no.”

The Daniel chapter, known as WWDD (“What Would Daniel Do?”), is part of the national SADD organization, whose mission is to get students to stand up to the pressures and challenges they face in their everyday encounters. WWDD gave away buttons and sold t-shirts with the logo “#respect the kNØw”. They shared the message that knowing your boundaries, having respect for the boundaries of others, and respecting others’ “no” is important for everyone.

This school year, WWDD also shared with students where to get help and information about dating violence, and celebrated “Kick Butts Day,” a national campaign to stop using tobacco products, with games to inform students about the negative effects of cigarettes and chewing tobacco. With the excitement of prom, WWDD has promoted the National Alcohol Awareness campaign to prevent underage drinking. They promoted activities such as an informative experiment with drunk goggles, signing of a Prom Promise to not drink and drive, as well as displaying posters showing myths vs. facts of underage drinking. This is to remind students to be responsible, be aware of others, and to encourage others not to drink and drive.