Celebrate My Drive
Saturday, September 15
9am to 5pm,
Oakland Bay Junior High School
Celebrate My Drive, sponsored by State Farm and the SHS/OBJH SADD Club, is a chance for the community to show their support for teens as they learn to drive and prepare for their futures.
(Please see flier below)
“STEPHANIE HOWARD GOES TO WASHINGTON D.C.”
On January 7th thru 10th, Stephanie Howard, her mom (Kim Howard) and her SADD club advisor Gerald Apple were invited to Washington DC by State Farm Insurance and the National Youth Leadership Council. On Sunday, January 8th, these three individuals along with nine other students and their advisors went on a tour of all of the Washington DC memorials including the newest memorial, the Martin Luther King monument.
On Monday, January 9th our delegation joined 18-others from around the U.S. for a tour which began at the US Department of Transportation and included the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Education Association) headquarters. That day Stephanie and the other nine Project Ignition leaders spent the morning shadowing a DOT employee to learn more about the various ways the DOT impacts public safety.
After lunch the students went on a Capital Tour and visited the Rotunda and saw where the US Senate and House of Representatives is located and witnessed over one hundred statues of important people in American history, representing each state.
At 5 PM, the students and their advisors went to a dinner reception that was hosted by State Farm Insurance and the New York Youth Leadership Council. During the reception each of the ten students discussed their projects concerning the topic of “NOT TEXTING AND DRIVING”. Each of the students had developed a poster that displayed the various activities they had done throughout the 2010-2011 years to heighten the awareness of the consequences of texting and driving. Many important people visited each of these booths. The guest of honor at this reception was the US Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, who talked about how young people were making a major difference in their schools and communities discussing the dangers of distracted driving. Mr. LaHood said that students will listen sometimes more to their peers than to adults.
After the reception everyone went back to Crystal City, Virginia to the Hyatt Regency Hotel and did some debriefing and talked about the upcoming conference that is sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 11th thru 14th. Shelton High School will be sending five students and two adults to this conference. Over 3000 people attend this national conference every year. State Farm has provided $5000 for our group to travel/attend this event.
On Tuesday, January 10th each of the students and their advisors traveled back to their community to continue their important work in warning of the dangers of distracted driving.
Source: Shelton High School SADD Club
WTSEA Fourth Quarter Board Meeting
Washington State SADD report
December 3, 2011
Submitted by Gerald Apple
The National SADD conference will be held in Chicago on June 26th thru 29th. Over 600 students and advisors will be attending this annual event. Six students and two advisors will be attending this conference from Shelton High School. These students will be putting on a workshop on “Texting and Driving.” The students will get an opportunity to see a Chicago Cubs game and go on a boat cruise on Lake Michigan. Students of Shelton HS students have been attending the national conference since 1997. They have received many great ideas from the conferences and brought these ideas back to their school and community to incorporate into the traffic safety education and health curriculum's.
The Shelton High School SADD club will be putting on a workshop at the fall traffic safety education conference sponsored by WTSEA. The conference will be held at the Red Lion hotel in Bellevue on October 7th and 8th. The students’ workshop will be on “texting and driving.” Each participant will receive a DVD that was produced by the students from Shelton HS. The students from Shelton will do a workshop on how to incorporate interactive activities into the classroom to show the adverse affects on talking on the cell phone while driving. The students from Shelton HS were named one of the top ten clubs in the nation by State Farm insurance and NYLC (National Youth Leadership Council) for their project on “texting and driving.”
The NSSP (National Student Safety Program) conference will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 15th thru 19th in conjunction with the ADTSEA conference. Approximately one hundred students will be in attendance at this conference. Six students and two advisors from the Shelton HS SADD club will be attending this conference and they will be putting on a workshop on “texting and driving.” The students will get to visit Pearl Harbor and go to the Germaine Luau. This will be the twentieth NSSP conference that the students from SHS will have attended.
NSSP showcases students and their projects that aim at safety. These include highway safety topics (seatbelts, pedestrian, bicycles, impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, graduated driver’s licensing, etc.) and peer prevention topics(suicide, pregnancies, HIV, drug and alcohol use, eating disorders, conflict resolution, etc.) All the presentations are done by the students and are very interactive.
There will be a prevention summit held the last weekend in October at the Convention Center in Yakima. Over 600 students and adults will be at this conference. This conference deals with many destructive decisions. It is the premier youth conference on substance abuse in the state of Washington.
Washington State SADD report
Submitted by Gerald Apple (WTSEA Coordinating Secretary)