Steel Valley SADD members attended the Annual Pennsylvania SADD State Conference at Seven Springs Resort on November 4. There, they joined nearly 1000 other SADD students from across Pennsylvania. They heard from Keystone Speaker, De’Marco Fomby about how to combine their own unique passions and skills to create a strategy that will help them positively impact the people around them. They danced to the SADD Shuffle and attended a variety of workshops such as “Text Less Live More”, “My Life Sentence” that was presented by a father who lost his teenaged son to driving while under the influence, “Minding Your Mind” about mental health, and Share the Keys which is a data-driven program designed to reduce teen driver crash risks.
Say "Boo" To Drugs!
Steel Valley SADD members joined the Munhall Halloween Parade again this year to help spread their positive messages. Their skeleton “friend” joined them to promote the importance of wearing seatbelts and they handed out lollipops to the children along the parade route that had messages on them like “Say BOO to drugs!"
SADD Teams up with WHVFD
Steel Valley SADD students were invited to participate with the West Homestead Fire Department and other local first responders on a mass casualty drill. The students acted as victims of a bus crash.
The Smashed Project is a unique theater education program that aims to prevent underage drinking among high school students and equip them with knowledge and skills they need to make smart decisions regarding alcohol in the future.
In addition to a live theater performance, students participated in an interactive workshop, and a question/answer session with the performers.
Teen Safe Driving Competition
Steel Valley SADD members Isabella Furrick, Danielle Long, Aidan DiGiannurio, and Kayla Kinzel joined other teens from across Allegheny County where they tested their driving skills and knowledge of road safety at the Teen Safe Driving Competition at Pittsburgh Technical Institute.
Steel Valley SADD brought in the Safety Bug today. Junior and senior students had the opportunity to drive or be passengers in the car that is designed to show the students the effects of driving while impaired. Students also had the opportunity to wear the “beer goggles” while taking part in a mock field sobriety test.
SADD Holiday Tree
Steel Valley SADD decorated a DUI Dedication Tree to help spread the word about the importance of being very mindful about NOT driving while impaired during this holiday season and always.
The tree represents data from Allegheny County from 2017.
- The 1,083 lights on the tree represent the number of Impaired Driving crashes in 2017.
- The 22 gold ornaments represent the number of Impaired Driving fatalities in 2017.
- The 124 red bows represent the number of Impaired Driving crashes during the holiday season in 2017.
- Thankfully, there are no red ornaments on the tree which would represent the number of Impaired Driving fatalities during the holiday season in 2017.
Member of Steel Valley SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) joined approximately 1000 other SADD students from Pennsylvania at the PA SADD Conference at Seven Springs on November 5. The theme of the conference this year was “Empower, Engage, Mobilize, Change”. Students listened to Keynote Speaker, Ty Sells from Youth to Youth International who spoke about the importance of leading by example instead of just by words. The SADD students also participated in a “Think Fast” interactive competition and attended a variety of workshops. Some of the workshops titles were: Minding Your Mind (dealing with mental health and anxiety), Marijuana Myths De-Bunked, and Text Less Live More. The students learned a lot, got a chance to meet and brainstorm with students from other schools, and will hopefully be able to bring some valuable lessons and information back to share with their peers at Steel Valley.
SADD Officers (2018-2019)
From left to right: Amanda Kubick (Secretary), Casey Semenko (Public Relations), Izzie Furrick (President), Chloe Delu (Vice President).
(Students Against Destructive Decisions)
SADD Service Project
The Steel Valley Student Council and SADD groups worked together for a service project to help collect small toys and hygiene items to send to needy children around the world. Students and teachers donated a total of 237 items! Students and teachers who donated will be getting donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts as a small token of thanks.
Haley Senich, Kelsey McCafferty, Ms. Besh, and Alyssa Proof,
from the homeroom that donated the most amount of toys.
Munhall Halloween Parade 2016
Steel Valley SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) students took their positive messages to the Munhall Halloween Parade on October 29th.
Steel Valley SADD brought the SAFETY SIMulator to Steel Valley on November 13. Mr. Seech’s, Mr. Catterall’s, and Mr. Seaman’s sophomore social studies classes had the opportunity to try out the SIMulator. Training on the SIMulator helps students gain confidence in their ability as a driver and develop an appreciation for safety. Inexperience is the leading cause of crashes among teen drivers and the SAFETY SIMulator is one way to gain additional experience behind the wheel. The cost of the SAFETY SIMUlator program was paid for by the Allegheny County Alcohol Highway Safety Program/DUI Pretrial Services Department.
Steel Valley High School student, Breanna Lewis, takes a turn in the SAFETY SIMulator while Mrs. Pamela Wahal from the Allegheny County Alcohol Safety Program / DUI Pretrial Services Department gives her some advice on safe driving skills.
SV SADD students promote positive messages during Munhall’s 2015 Halloween Parade
Think Twice when a Drunk Driver offer to take you with him!
Click Here or on the image above to Play SADD Movie
The SADD Mock Crash 2014 video shows the mock crash scenario that was put together through the efforts of Munhall First Responders, Munhall Fireman, Dan Rojtas, School Resource Officer, Dan Boehme, and Steel Valley SADD Sponsor, Beth McCallister. The scenario depicts a teen driver who was texting while driving, hitting and severely injuring a bicyclist, swerving, then hitting another car head on, killing passengers in both cars. The driver of the vehicle also underwent a field sobriety test.
Steel Valley SADD students are the actors in the video. Videographers were Hannah Fallon and Chelsea Pearson and Ms. Jamie Dolton’s Video Production Class edited the video.
SV SADD students in the video are: Andrew Chuba, Alexis Lucas, Ally Snyder, Kristen Moten, Austin Riley, and Brandon Tomasic. Layla Phouthavong and Veronica Sikora were the make-up artists.