Prevention Day on the Hill

The Roane County School Board to recognize the five middle school students who participated in "Prevention Day on the Hill"  in Nashville during February.   The Prevention Alliance of Tennessee put on this day.  These young leaders advocated and held impactful conversations in the sessions.  One of our own students,  Payton Burwell (MMS), spoke to the assistants to United States Senator, Bill Hagerty, via zoom. This young person presented standing in front of over 100 TN coalition attendees in the room.   Senator Yagor and State Representative Fritts carved out time to speak with our students.  These students did an outstanding job representing Roane County, and I was honored to see it firsthand.   The following students were in attendance:  Amyia Pryor (RMS), Wyatt Tache (CMS), Isaac Carter (HMS), Payton Burwell (MMS), and Lane Vowell (OSMS). we would like to think the Roane County Anti- Drug Coalition for all they do for our students and for sponsoring this event. 

Nathan Wrey and Ashley Freeberg have a proven passion for serving others and continue to show this to our students’ day in, and day out. From after-hour events at football games, to basketball games, to arriving early to schools to give students positive affirmations as they arrive, to showing up as strong leaders and mentors to our youth across this County. Among taking students to
Prevention Day on the Hill at the State Capitol, they also nominate 4 students to attend
Tennessee Teen Institute located at UT-Martin. This is a 6-day leadership camp and tends to be
a highlight of their careers each year.