This week, May 8 through May 12, was SADD week -- SADD's spring campaign to help reduce destructive decisions and encourage positive choices.
Activities included the Quick Click Buckle Up Challenge on Monday, May 8, during fourth hour at Payson High School and the "Bump Out Tobacco Volleyball Tournament" on Friday, May 12, during lunch and fifth hour.
SADD also promoted the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's "Always Prepared. Always Aware." A campaign created in an effort to make Arizona's streets less dangerous through educating motorists about safe driving habits. The campaign's three main points are: 1. Check your tires regularly. 2. Always wear your seat belt, and 3. Be focused on driving while behind the wheel.
In 2004 alone, 1,152 people were killed and 73,376 injured in vehicle crashes in Arizona.
Today, Friday, SADD will distribute free Youth Quit Kits from Gila County Tobacco-Free Environments. Students can get a free quit kit by stopping by the table outside the library soda machines.
Also, one team of six students from each fifth-hour class will compete in the Bump Out Tobacco Volleyball tournament starting during lunch and going through fifth hour.
The winning team will earn a prize for each student (and teacher) in class.