S.A.D.D for a purpose


Abby Daubner

The S.A.D.D banner is currently hanging in Washington Hall next to the Media Center.

Students Against Destructive Decisions, better known as S.A.D.D. is a club that focuses on harmful decisions such as use of drugs, alcohol, etc. Members address how to spread the word on prevention and ways all those affected can get help.

The members are lead by advisor Mrs. Lasher, President Amanda Stone and Vice President, Holly Kurkul. There are no requirements to join this group; the number of attendance varies, but MHS students are always welcome to attend. The club meets Wednesdays after school in the white administration conference room from 2:30-3:15.

S.A.D.D is known to volunteer at fundraisers for families in recovery and Sophomore Jaclyne Berger, a first year member, noted that the group does fundraisers such as “Kite Fest”. Activities such as kite building, kite flying, run for recovery, face painting and a building workshop are all provided in the hopes of bringing awareness and discussion about prevention.

Not only do they do work outside of school, but inside school they also do meaningful projects such as the “Hall of Tears”. For one week, S.A.D.D. uses paper tears displayed in the white admin office hallway to represent people who have died in drunk driving incidents during a dance week.

Berger said, “It’s just to stress the importance of not drinking and driving.”


The Kite Fest this year is September 10th from 11a.m. to 4p.m. at Buckeye Woods Park. All are welcome to join in the fun that day to support S.A.D.D. in their support of families affected by harmful decisions as well as to further education.