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SADD students share ‘spring fun’ with Wolfe students

SADD club member Amanda Jugenheimer, 17, a senior at CATA, (at right), enjoys some spring fun with 18-year-old senior Gloria Rodriquez.

Students at Wolfe School had the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful spring day Thursday (April 3, 2012), hunting for colorful plastic eggs that had been hidden by students from Central Academy of Technology & Arts (CATA).

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) started this spring day activity four years ago. 

CATA School Resource Officer (SRO) Shawn Parler, a police officer with the Monroe Police Department, coordinates the effort each year with the school’s approximately 30 SADD students. “Our SADD students really enjoy this,” she said. “They love it.”

“You get a chance to help those in need,” said SADD student Robert McClain, 15, a freshman at CATA. “It helps these students have a good time and puts a smile on their faces when they get to eat candy.”

Amanda Jugenheimer, 17, a senior at CATA, has enjoyed this event since its inception. “It’s just really great to see how excited they get,” she said. “And I feel like they need more mainstream students to work with them. It’s just great to see the expressions on their faces and how much they enjoy this.”

Wolfe Principal Mary Jo Breckenridge said the activity is a great opportunity for the students at Wolfe School to interact with other high school students. “The kids love it. They look forward to it every year. It’s just a fun day.”

Firefighters with Monroe City Fire Department were also on hand to share fire safety information with students and allow them to sit in the fire truck.

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Apr 20, 2012 by Deb Christensen

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