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Cuthbertson High’s SAVE Club is National Chapter of the Year

SAVE club members Mitchell Wesoly and Karsen McGee, (both graduating seniors in the class 2015), and CHS teacher and club advisor Leah Ross accept a certificate of recognition during the Board of Education’s June meeting. Also pictured is Board of Education Chairman John Collins, at right.

Cuthbertson High School’s Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) club has received national attention.

The club, which works to decrease violence in schools and in the community, was named the national chapter of the year during SAVE’s national summit.

Members of the chapter were at the summit because the club was one of a handful asked to give a presentation.

It was recognized for its work with Turning Point (Union County’s domestic violence shelter), food drives, equality events, safe driving initiatives and teen abuse workshops.

Safe driving for teens is one of the club’s top initiatives. Karsen McGee, the chapter secretary at the time of the award, said a focus on safe driving is especially important as most high school students are learning to drive.

The club also offers opportunities for students to participate in community service.

CHS SAVE students partnered with the Waxhaw Police Department last year, sending 157 dresses (made at CHS) to underprivileged children in Africa.

The school’s SAVE chapter, which has more than 100 members, was recognized at the June Board of Education meeting. 

Written by: Deb Bledsoe - UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Jul 07, 2015 by Deb Bledsoe

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