What's In The News For SADD
“Cheyenne’s leadership and her work and dedication to issues that matter to teens make her a great choice to join SADD’s National Student Leadership Council,” said Penny Wells, president and chief executive officer of SADD. “We will now rely on Cheyenne to use her experiences on the state and local levels to guide our national organization in developing programs that will positively influence teens to make responsible and safe life choices.”
The Student Leadership Council advises the SADD National Board of Directors on policies and programs, plans and implements the annual SADD National Conference, and serves as a national and regional student representation network. Members of the Student Leadership Council represent SADD at local, regional, and national events and engagements. The members meet several times each year to accomplish their work. Trujillo will begin her term at the SADD National Conference in Washington, D.C., this June.
Trujillo is a junior at Dothan High School. Wanting to make a difference in the lives of others, she has been active in her SADD chapter for three years and currently serves as the chapter President of its 400+ members. Active in both SADD and the National Honor Society, Trujillo has also showcased her leadership abilities as a member of Dothan Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership’s Anti-Bullying Committee and as president of First Priority, a religious-based club. In 2013, Trujillo was chosen to participate in SADD SPEAKs (Students for Policy, Education, Advocacy and Knowledge), the national organization’s youth advocacy institute and spent four days in Washington, D.C., learning about highway safety policy and law and meeting with federal legislators.
A committed volunteer, Trujillo spends a good deal of time at the Southeast Alabama Youth Services Diversion Center (SAYS) to ensure that troubled youth have positive experiences throughout the year. Last year alone, Trujillo’s volunteer spirit and more than 300 hours of her community service were recognized with both the Alabama Congressional Volunteer and the Silver Presidential Volunteer Service awards.
“Being selected for the SADD National Student Leadership Council is a great honor, one that is well deserved and brings great pride to our state and local organizations that have worked so hard to educate teens about responsible decision-making,” said Folashadé Ayanwale, Alabama SADD Coordinator. “Cheyenne has been an exceptional leader for SADD in Alabama, working hard to ensure that teens are aware of the perils of reckless and distracted driving, underage drinking, and other drug use. We are confident she will thrive as an educator and an important advocate for teens nationwide.”
SADD, the nation’s leading peer-to-peer youth education, prevention and activism organization, is committed to empowering young people to lead initiatives in their schools and communities. Founded in 1981, today SADD has thousands of chapters in middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country. SADD highlights prevention of many destructive behaviors and attitudes that are harmful to young people, including underage drinking, substance abuse, risky and impaired driving, and teen violence and suicide. To become a Friend of SADD or for more information, visit sadd.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.
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"I'm extremely proud of a deserving young lady," Auburn head coach Clint Myers said of his third baseman, Cooper. "We're excited that she is able to represent Auburn in such a great way and she had such a wonderful season that we're happy to see her hard work pay off. This award couldn't have gone to a more deserving person."
"It's a humbling experience," Cooper said. "I couldn't be more elated right now. I was just as elated when they first called my name. All three of us had great seasons and I've made friends for life, but the coaches worked so hard this year on getting us ready for the season and everything that went with it."
In the first year of the award's existence, it was down to Cooper, Aldrete and Notre Dame's Karley Wester. The award was presented during the NCAA's season-end award ceremony in Oklahoma City as a kick-off to the Women's College World Series.
Cooper had one of the best seasons in Auburn history by not only a freshman, but any player that has come through its program. She finished first on the team in batting average (.418) and is one of only two Auburn players this season to finish with a batting average of .400 or higher.
Finishing her season with that high of an average, Cooper completed the second-best offensive season in school history behind only Mary Petrie, who batted .454 during the 2000 season.
Kasey Cooper has led the team in multiple offensive categories throughout the course of this season including: average, hits, home runs, RBI, slugging and runs scored. Cooper finished 2014 tied for first on the team in runs (70), overall leader in hits (74), home runs (18) and slugging percentage (.780). With only seven strike outs this season, Cooper was one of the toughest batters to strike out.
The freshman etched her name into Auburn Tigers history two weeks ago at the NCAA Minneapolis Regional when she hit her 18th home run of the season, breaking the school's all-time single-season record of 17 set by Holly Currie and Ashley Moore in the 2005 and 2002 seasons respectively.
Cooper won two SEC Freshman of the Week award this season, becoming the first Auburn Tiger to do so since 2007 and still has the highest batting average in the SEC among freshman. She's seventh in the conference in average, tied for first in runs scored (70), third in total bases (137), fourth in slugging (.780), second in RBI (77) and fourth in home runs (18).
With her performance this season, Cooper set two Auburn freshman single-season records for home runs and RBI. The record was last set by Tatiana Fernandez who had eight home runs and 41 RBI in the 2006 season. Cooper stayed on pace all year and also broke the freshman record for batting average in a season, breaking the previous high of .389 set by Emily Carosone last season.
Cooper's accomplishments haven't gone unnoticed as she became the first Auburn Tiger to ever be named All-SEC (Second Team) and SEC All-Freshman in a season. She was also recently named to the NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team, joining Branndi Melero and Carosone as the first Tigers named to an All-Region team since 2005.
The NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year award was created from an idea to honor outstanding athletic achievement among freshmen softball student-athletes throughout Division I. The inaugural NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year trophy will be presented during a live ceremony on May 27 prior to the opening of the annual WCWS.
David Cronin Named to SADD SPEAK's 2014-2015
David has won a place on SADD SPEAK's. He will be heading to Washington D.C. in June to represent teens all across America on legislation related to teen driver safety. David will be working on Capitol Hill and in Montgomery on a framework for a new law on funding teen programs.
Cheyenne Trujillo Named to National Leadership Council 2014-2015
Congratulations to our DHS SADD President on being named to the 2014-2015 National Leadership Council. She will be heading to Washington DC in June to begin her year of service and plan the National Conference.
Alicia Duke Spotlight
Alabama SADD SLC Application 2014-2015
· Application for the SADD National Student of the Year and Student Leadership Council is open to current juniors and seniors in high school.
· All applicants must be students in good academic standing (no lower than a C average overall) and agree to maintain that good standing throughout their term of office.
· Members of the SLC, including the Student of the Year, must be able and willing to travel on their own by any means including planes, trains, buses and cars.
· Students must be prepared to meet all of the obligations detailed in the SADD Student Leadership Council Roles and Responsibilities.
I can only submit one student to represent our state so please send your best and brightest to me! :)
I will be making this decision by January 13th so please have all your applications in to me by that time.
Students may apply for the Student Leadership Council only, or the Student Leadership Council and Student of the Year. Please note that, as in the past, a short video is required of Student of the Year applicants. The video does not require any special staging or effects – we are interested only in the student’s public presentation. We will also accept video of actual presentations that meet specific guidelines. Please make sure that students submit the current application form.
The SLC will consist of between 8-12 qualified students. No more than one student from each state will be selected to serve. Because of our rigorous review standards, it is likely that not all states that apply will be represented. Although current SLC members may reapply, there is no preference given to returning members. All choices will be made based on the criteria outlined in the application materials.
Criteria for Selection
Applicantsfor the Student Leadership Council and the SADD Student of the Year must meet the following requirements.
· Submit a completed application by the due date.
· Be a current junior or senior in high school in good academic standing.
· Be a positive role model of the “No Use” lifestyle and SADD philosophy of “friends caring for friends.”
· Show commitment by reaching out to peers, friends, and younger students through SADD or other peer support and education programs.
· Demonstrate personal commitment through involvement in community service, especially projects related to SADD’s mission.
· Be willing and able to speak publicly about SADD.
· Exhibit leadership qualities within your SADD chapter.
· Be able to work collaboratively with all types of people.
If the student decides to do a video:
1. Make sure you shoot your video in a brightly lit area, adding extra light as necessary. Dim videos make it difficult for our selection panel to assess your qualifications.
2. Make sure that whatever device you are using to shoot video (camera, phone, computer) is steady. Shaky images can distract from your performance. Please be sure the image and sound are clear.
3. Allow 3-5 seconds of transition time at the start and end of your video where you are standing quietly, to ensure that your performance isn't accidentally cut off.
Cheyenne Trujillo Named to SADD SPEAK's
Alicia Duke Named to National Leadership Council 2013-2014
New 2013 - 2014 Officers Sworn Into Office
Cheyenne Trujillo - President
Avery Lamb - Officer
Hope Nolen - Officer
Issac Long - Officer
Austin Smith - Officer
David Cronin - Officer
Mr. Payne - National SADD Advisor of the Year 2012
New SADD Officers Have Been Named for 2012-2013
Presidents: Alicia Duke
Officers: Sydney Lewis-Kirkland
The outgoing officers met with all the winners behind stage and welcomed them to their new positions and gave them some words of advice. The outgoing officers shed a few tears as they addressed the club for the last time. It was sweet. The new presidents gave great speeches on where they want to lead us for the next year.
Club of the Year 2012 Winner
It's Final - 10,375 Hours of Service
Busting Through 30,000 Hours
Breaking the 8,000 Hour Mark in Record Time
4,500 Hours and Counting - November 8, 2011
Volunteering on a Massive Scale - National Peanut Festival - November 4-12
2010-2011 School Year
SADD Has Made The Billboards
Tailgating Finally Comes to an End
Mr. Payne Teaches Dothan and Northview Students How To Volunteer at the YES WE CAN Leadership Training
Mr. Payne - Volunteer of the Year 2011
Applicants were nominated from all 67 Alabama counties. We are very proud to have the honor of having our SADD Advisor as the Volunteer of the Year.
Putting This In Perspective - Money Saved
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Upon returning to Dothan High School we were interviewed by WTVY, WDHN, and Fox 34 about our SADD chapter winning club of the year.
2010-2011 Club of the Year - Yes We Can
2011 State Convention
iSafe - Internet Safety Program
Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K - December 4th - Downtown Dothan
We Are On A Roll - Over 4000 Hours of Community Service
Congratulations to Hannah Goolsby and Matt Vance
National Peanut Festival
Currently our SADD Chapter has participated in just over 3400 hours of community service. Thanks everyone.
This News Is HUGE - The Alabama SADD State Convention Is Coming To Dothan!
The Second Tailgating Party - September 17
Click on the picture to see more photos from Friday night.
You can also check out this link to see a video that was recorded by Simple Simon's Pizza. It is very funny.
To find out more about the Tailgating Party and why we are so passionate about the event click on the Tailgating Party link.
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Simple Simon's Pizza
Andy and Amy Franklin - Calvary Baptist Church
DJ Dave - Premier Mobile DJ Services
The Pencil Box
Steve Haddox - United Foodservice Sales
Northside Cinemas II
What's New for the 2011 School Year
It's Official - We Have Our 2011 Officers
President - Hannah Goolsby
Vice President - Sara Wells
Secretary - Taylor Williams
Treasurer - Hannah Gilley
The New Dothan High SADD Handbook is Complete
Get Ready! This Year Is Going To Be Crazy!
New Activites and Material
New SADD Sponsored Activities
Red Ribbon 5K - Run For A Healthier You
Prescription Drug Take Back Event
Giant 16 foot long Deadly Cigarette Build
Drug Prevention Programs for Middle Schools
Largest Tailgating Section with Exhibits and Sponsors
School Wide Assemblies on Substance Abuse every quarter
New SADD Materials
Anti-Smoking, Anti-Drug, Anti-Drinking Poster Campaign
And so much more...
News for 2010
5548 Hours of Community Service - A Record High for Dothan High
Congratulations to the following students for winning a Presidential Volunteer Service Award
Bronze - Anna De La Barra
Bronze - Victoria Beverette
Bronze - Symone Conway
Bronze - Hannah Gilley
Bronze - Hannah Goolsby
Bronze - Olivia Harper-Collins
Bronze - Aaron Parrish
Bronze - Jacob Updyke
Bronze - Sara Wells
Bronze - Taylor Williams
Silver - Maleah Cook
Silver - Abbey Dismukes
Silver - Caitlin Griswold
Silver - Cameron Griswold
Silver - Doulgas McCray
Gold - Arsenio Whigham
Thank You Doug Valeska
Our SADD Chapter has been issued a challenge of 7500 hours of community service for the next school year. If we can reach this goal we will recieve $5000 for our hard work. I am looking forward to next years banquet.
Black History Awards Honoring Community Service
Check out the link below to see the article in the Dothan Eagle.
March of Dimes - Burgers for Babies - December 1st
Great American Smokeout November 19, 2009
Check us out on the news:
National Peanut Festival 2009
Milton Creagh War on Drugs Assembly
We would like to say a special thank you to Milton Creagh for putting on a very powerfull assembly on how to live your life. The program was sponsored by the Dothan Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership and SADD. Milton's program addressed the need for kids to get up and do something with their life. He focused on the deadly aspects of substance abuse and how it destroys families.
Check out more about the porgram by clicking on the link below.
Digital Converter Box Program at Dothan High
February 17, 2009 - Members of the SADD chapter were interviewed by Patrick Claybon from WTVY about the digital converter box program on February 19th. The interview went very well. Arsenio and Amanda did a great job representing our club.
Check out the news video below.
Digital Converter Box Program on RickeyStokesNews.com
February 16, 2009 - The SADD Chapter was featured on RickeyStokesNews.com for their digital converter box program. Check out the website below to read more.
FCC Training Program at Dothan High on RickeyStokesNews.com
February 11, 2009 - The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) came to Dothan High School to train the SADD members on the Digital Converter Box switch. The students became certified teachers at the program. Find out more and view pictures by clicking the link below.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Building volunteers begin November 22nd. Students interested in participating need to fill out a permission slip and turn it in to Mr. Payne before the day of the build.
Great American Smokeout
November 20, 2008 - The Great American Smokeout was a huge success. The assembly was amazing and so was the display in the front of the school. Students were talking about the video all day. It was sure to have an impact and save lives. A speacial thank you to DeAndrea Morris ( a Dothan High School Graduate) of the Dothan Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership. The presentation was awesome. A special thank you to all the SADD members who helped set up displays decorated tables, and hing posters.
Angel Tree Volunteers
The Angel Tree Volunteers are underway at the Wiregrass Commons Mall. The tree and table is located beside Victoria's Secret in the mall. The SADD Chapter has reserved every Friday and Saturday through the entire Christmas season. If you would like to volunteer let Mr. Payne so you can be added to the list.
We have finished up another great tailgating season. The last party was awesome. I hope everyone enjoyed the hard work and dedication of the members who helped make it a success. The tailgating parties helped to spead the word about our SADD chapter to people who didn't understand what we represent. Our enrollment has grown to over 200 now. The next stage of our year has begun. We are now in the education mode. GET INVOLVED and Help Make A Difference.
The first tailgating party was a huge success. We had more people at this party than any of the tailgating parties last year. This is a great way of starting the year off. I would also like to thank the senior class of 2009 who came out and tailgated next to us. Everyone had a good time and the food was great.
A special thank you to Steve Haddox and United Food Service for donating food and supporting our SADD chapter.