The do up of Students Against Destructive Decisions

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The do up of Students Against Destructive Decisions

Sobia Mujtaba

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Spreading awareness to some of the world’s biggest organizations and issues is an idea extremely important here at Niles North High School. One of the biggest clubs that is aiming to spread awareness this year, is Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D).  SADD Club aims to educate teengers on all issues from texting and driving, driving under the influence, to dating violence- and how to keep themselves safe.

This past weekend, SADD Club was heavily involved in homecoming and ensuring the safety of all Niles North students throughout all of the weekend’s activities. Tables were set up in front of the cafeteria throughout all lunch periods where students could sign a safety pledge and tag a picture on SADD’s instagram for a chance to win homecoming tickets.

The purpose of the safety pledge was to ensure that students would have a fun, but safe homecoming. A part of the pledge was that students would: plan something fun and stick to the plan, be a leader for others to follow, and have a great time with no regrets. This social media campaign was altogether a success as SADD clubs instagram received over hundreds of tagged pictures!

“I’ve been involved with this club since freshman year and I really like the creativity this year. I’m excited to see how well they continue to do throughout this year to make a change,” Tahir Razzaq, Vice President, said.

Another initiative that SADD club will venture into is Red Ribbon Week. This program is held during October 23-31 and is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. It is an oppurtunity to take a stand against drugs and committ to a healthy lifestyle. During this week, stickers will be given out to spread awareness on such an important topic.

“I’ve always been a fan of SADD club and we have many exciting, new ways to promote a change amongst our school,” Sarah Zengoska, senior, said.

With new sponsors and an abundance of creativity, SADD Club is back and better than ever. SADD club meets every Monday after school in the student activities.