PRAIRIE CITY – Chase McClung, a senior, rallied junior high students at Prairie City School with a prevention message for April’s Alcohol Awareness Month.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence is using the theme “Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow,” and McClung designed a PowerPoint presentation for the younger students as part of his senior project.
He shared information and pictures about the side effects and consequences of underage drinking, how to get help, ways to deal with peer pressure, as well as the punishments for those who furnish alcohol to minors.
After the presentation, McClung asked questions of the students and handed out prizes to those participating. The students were also encouraged to sign pledge cards, stating they will not drink while underage.
McClung worked in partnership with Grant County’s interim prevention manager Sheila Comer.
For more information from the national council, visit www.ncadd.org.