Wyoming County’s Students Against Destructive Decisions has been named the West Virginia SADD Chapter of the Year.
“This award was given to one of the youngest SADD groups in the state,” said Kathy Brunty, director of the Family Resource Network. “But the Wyoming County SADD is very active and hoping to expand to the entire county within the year.”
Students from five schools attended the SADD conference.
“We hope to get students from every school active in SADD,” Brunty commented. The group is currently working toward opening a youth center in Pineville.
“This will allow more community participation,” stated Brunty.
Two SADD students, Austin Cochrane and Ginger Smyth, served on the state SADD Council, which plans the state conference and other activities.
Last year’s conference was held at Flatwoods in November and was attended by over 180 persons. Students attended workshops dealing with teen alcohol use, bullyng, distracted driving and fund raising.