The Current View: School-Wide Assembly

What are your thoughts about January’s anti-drug presentation?

Ashley Stenulson“I think we really needed it. I have a lot of friends and family, who are addicted to some form of drug, who would really need to hear that. And I think it made an impact on a lot people, even if they weren’t on the outside looking like they were listening, but they really were on the inside and probably brought that home.”
Ashley Stenulson, East senior

Desiree Caswell“I thought it was a really good idea, but maybe we should have had some warning about the pictures because it was a big shock. But overall, it was really well-organized and I think it was really important and well done.”  
Desiree Caswell, East senior

Brian Lin“I thought the assembly was an amazing message from the school. It was very inspirational and brought a tear to my eye when the guy was talking about his brother.  It really made me think about my life and not to do drugs.”
Brian Lin, East freshman

Jacob Cass“The assembly was really good. I feel like it helped people with an addiction to speak out and try to get help so they can stop. Overall, it just showed kids an awareness of drugs in our society and it is a problem and people just don’t understand.”
Jacob Cass, West junior

Shelby Daley“There is a problem in West Bend and there is also a problem in the high school. So therefore educating our kids on what it could do to you is a really good way to get out the word and to help others that are actually doing it.”
Shelby Daley, West sophomore

Theo Walters“I thought the drug assembly was a good use of time and it was very convincing.  It also hit close to home with [stories of] all the people who died from drug use.”
Theo Walters, West sophomore

Interviews and photos by Alex Kopish, Editor in Chief and Austin Aliota, special for The Current.

Click the links to learn more about the Jan. 28 presentation and read another student response.

2 Comments

Filed under School News and Features, Viewpoint

2 responses to “The Current View: School-Wide Assembly

  1. Mr. Zappia

    Awareness is the first step, even if only one student was changed or moved by the assembly, it was worth it.

  2. Ryan Van Camp

    I was so grateful to share my story although sad I have made a decision when it happened to help bring awareness. It can happen to ANYONE. One decision in life can change your future drastically. Be a part of change and talk about this and help encourage people to get help. All the students were great and everyone who put this together. Thank you too everyone and keep up the great work!

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