Covered by Alexis Park

Sixth graders have outdoor ed, the eighth graders have the Washington trip, the Chicago trip, and the eighth grade dance, and the seventh graders have Springfield and snowflake!

Snowflake is a program managed by teachers like Mrs. Toomey and Mrs. Rickert, and the Wright Way Club, but the real stars of the show are the Stevenson students and speakers. Stevenson students and adults come to Daniel Wright and share their experiences and stories. Then, Daniel Wright seventh graders split up into groups and participate in different drug-prevention activities.

Snowflake goes from 2 o’clock to 8. The bus comes around at 1:30, and a dance is at 7-8 o’clock. Participants will receive a t-shirt designed by Vivian Zhu, a seventh grader at Daniel Wright. Food is provided: Goldfish, Starburst, and pizza, to name a few. Bringing a water bottle is also recommended, snacks may influence thirst.

Those who manage the program hope that Snowflake will influence your future, even if it only affects a few decisions. Many people have died from drug overdose, over drinking, and some Daniel Wright alumni have made decisions that have affected their futures negatively, those who sponsor this program hope this will help you make responsible choices in the future.

Snowflake Interview (Darius Anta, Wright Way Club)

Main purpose of snowflake?
It is to learn about drugs  and how to make good decisions.

People who are involved in snowflake? Namely, teachers.

Mrs. Rickert, Mrs. Rickter, and Mrs. Nelson are running it. Also, many students are helping.

Who designed the shirt what does it have on it?
Vivian Zhu designed the T-shirt. It is a city melting into snowflakes.

What is snowflakes message?

Why did we make the choice to start the program at our school?

DW didn’t start Snowflake, it is part of a charity called Operation Snowball. We made the choice to start snowflake a long time ago. We wanted to make sure students at DW don’t fall into the downward spiral of drugs.

What do you do if you don’t go to the program?
If you don’t want to come to snowflake you can spend the school day watching Ted Talks and filling in worksheets. It’s a mandatory school day.

Why is snowflake a highlight of seventh grade?
It’s enjoyable and you get a T-shirt and food. Also, snowflake isn’t your traditional health class, you don’t realize you are learning about drug prevention, it’s just plain fun.

Who comes over to speak?

People who have had drug problems are talking there as well as the substance abuse director of Stevenson. Also, Stevenson students will be there, as well many other inspirational speakers as well, who had children who were leaders, who were smart, funny, social, and nearly lost their lives to drugs.

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