S.A.D.D Keeps the Fun Going with their 5th Quarter Kickoff
October 6, 2021
On October 1st, after the football game, S.A.D.D (Students Against Destructive Decisions) hosted an all inclusive kickoff in the high school gym.
S.A.D.D is a well known club at Fair Grove High School that spreads an anti drug and alcohol message to students. Run by a council of students, the club talks about heavy topics like addiction and holds events, planned with games and food, to share their message about destructive decisions. They work to encourage kids from making decisions that could hurt them or their future. “I believe S.A.D.D is a fun way students can learn about things that are usually pretty dark topics,” Zoey Hupman (12), the S.A.D.D. president, stated.
The 5th Quarter S.A.D.D kickoff contained both games and food that were covered by the initial dues paid at the door, which was $5 per student. Devin Carroll (12), a S.A.D.D officer, explained before the kickoff, “We are going to have laser tag, we will have life-size hungry hungry hippos, we will have lots of food and drinks for anyone who wants some too.”
“Students should attend because it’s going to be lots of fun, we’ll have lots of games and food and the message that SADD portrays is one that all students need to hear,” Carroll added before the kickoff. The S.A.D.D officers encouraged all students to go to the event not only so they could share their message, but to help students build new friendships for the upcoming year.
As fun as the event was projected to be, officers want you to keep in mind the purpose behind the event. Hupman shared,“This club is very important to me because I have first hand experience with how drugs and alcohol affect families and kids my age and I want to be someone kids in our community can look to if they need help with any of the topics we talk about.” Everyone in S.A.D.D was at the kickoff and many students had fun. It was an opportunity for students to form trusting relationships between their peers. This event doubled as a safe space for all Fair Grove teenagers that attended, as well as a place for them to open up around their peers.