PRINCESS ANNE — Washington Academy and High School’s chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) was awarded a $500 cash prize as a runner-up in the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) Seat Belt Challenge.
This is the second year in a row that SADD students received a cash award from the NOYS, having placed first for “Highest Seat Belt Use” in 2021 which earned the club $1,500.
The prize money is sponsored by General Motors and will support the club’s activities next school year.
This year, the members of SADD developed a tombstone-themed campaign that visually demonstrated the tragic impact of preventable deaths due to improper seat belt use. The awareness campaign included school-wide art, signage and students and staff were challenged again to share “Seatbelt Selfies” to social media for the chance to win prizes.
SADD advisor and school nurse Lynne Brumley shared, “Thank you to NOYS and General Motors for giving our students another opportunity to make a community impact with the Seat Belt Challenge this year. I am very proud of the students for their work on the campaign and hope that their influence leads to better decision-making when our drivers get behind the wheel. It very well could save a life!”