The West Johnston High Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club took home top honors at the annual NC State SADD Conference last weekend.
The club was named the North Carolina SADD Chapter of the Year for the third year consecutive year, while the club’s adviser, Amanda Fisher, was named Adviser of the Year for the second time.
The West Johnston High SADD club submitted an application that noted all of the different projects and activities that the school has done throughout the year.
The WJHS SADD chapter works to do at least two activities a month to promote good decisions in the school and in the community, according to Fisher.
“Everyone has always told me that a great club cannot thrive without a good adviser, but I believe that a club cannot thrive without passionate and committed students, and that’s what we have at West Johnston,” said Fisher. “I am so proud of them and feel that they have worked hard this year and deserve the chapter of the year award for the third year in a row.”
Fisher was named the SADD State Adviser of the Year at the conference for the second time, after winning it for the first time in 2015. Students in the club sent in recommendation letters for her to be able to receive the award.
The West Johnston High SADD club brought 23 members to the annual Nov. 17-19 conference, where they attended workshops on how to promote making good decisions. Some of the workshop topics were teen safe driving, being drug free, and pregnancy prevention.
Different speakers came to the conference to promote activism and encouraged the students to be a changing force in their schools.
The State SADD Advisory Board is made up of a group of students from across the state that work together throughout the year to organize the annual conference. Three students from West Johnston serve as members on the board. Those students are Greyson Betz, Landry Connors, and Nicholas Wilson.
Landry Connors and Nicholas Wilson received honorable mentions for the State SADD Student of the Year award.