MCHS receives SADD grant
As part of an ongoing program to involve students in efforts to reduce injury and death to young drivers, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded a $2,000 highway safety grant to Murray County High School to start a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter.
“I believe this active SADD chapter at Murray County High School can help us achieve our lifesaving goal of lowering teen driver crash, injury and fatality rates statewide,” said GOHS director Bob Dallas. “Who better to help address the challenges and dangers of teen driving than teens themselves? I’m confident these SADD student safety advocates can help convince their peers to be safer, more conscientious drivers.”
The MCHS SADD chapter plans to have a poster contest on teenage safe driving, seatbelt checks at the high school parking lot, guest speakers on first aid and safety, a classroom connection unit on healthy relationships and healthy choices, and a safety fair in the spring. The chapter will send its president and adviser to a GOHS statewide leadership-training program to coordinate with other high school SADD chapter representatives.
For more information about how to obtain a $2,000 SADD grant, contact Barbara Jones, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, (404) 657-9246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.