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County PRIDE team bringing positive message

A few area high school students are showing their peers a little PRIDE.

Monday, October 29, 2001

A few area high school students are showing their peers a little PRIDE.

The Lawrence County PRIDE team members are making their rounds, traveling to every high school and junior high in the county bringing their positive role model message with them.

There are 32 members of the team that promotes positive lifestyle choices – not drinking, using drugs or smoking and violence and abuse prevention.

The students bring a new twist to the positive lifestyle message. They use popular music – a variation of ‘NSync’s "Pop" – and skits to pass the message on to their peers that it’s okay to not use drugs.

The team is composed of high school students grades 9 through 12 that audition for the team. The students practice over the summer and also attend workshops on conflict resolution, drug and alcohol prevention, self esteem and self discipline. The students also serve as positive role models for younger students.

The group made this year’s debut at Ironton High School Friday and they will appear at Chesapeake High School and Middle School tomorrow and will travel throughout November to other schools.

The team will hold a show open to the public later at a later date.