Thursday, May 10, 2012

HPHS Student on SADD Leadership Council

Highland Park High School student Miranda Deeds-Rookstool has been chosen to serve on the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) National Leadership Council for the 2012-2013 school year.  She will join six other students on the council.   Council members advise the SADD National Board of Directors on various issues and represent the organization at local, regional and national events.
Miranda, a junior at HPHS, is president of the school’s SADD chapter and serves as president of the Kansas SADD Student Leadership Council.   “Miranda has been an exceptional leader for SADD in Kansas, working tirelessly to ensure that teens are aware of the perils of underage drinking and other drug use.  We are confident she will thrive as an educator and an important advocate for teens nationwide,” said SADD State Coordinator Maria Torrez Anderson.
SADD is a national school-based, peer-to-peer prevention, education and activism organization committed to empowering young people to lead initiatives in their schools and communities.