The Angelina Co. Coalition recently hosted the statewide coalition, “Texans Standing Tall.” The training included the Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars on media advocacy efforts for substance abuse prevention. Texans Standing Tall is a statewide coalition working towards healthier and safer communities that are drug, alcohol and tobacco-free. (See images below of the Angelina Co. Drug-Free All Stars)
The Drug-Free All Stars are local high school seniors who are committed to preventing substance abuse in Angelina County. The All Stars each chose a substance prevention workgroup to join and will work within the group to combat the use of that substance in Angelina County.
The four prevention workgroups consisted of Underage Drinking, Marijuana, Tobacco, and Prescription Drugs. Each of these groups will work together throughout the year to create goals, a media campaign and other activities to reduce the use of their chosen substance.
During a recent training, the Drug-Free All Stars each chose a substance prevention workgroup to join that they will work with in order to combat the use of that substance in Angelina County.
Pictured are members of the Tobacco Workgroup: back row, from left, Anisha Rao, Joe Soto, Alex Sanchez, Marco Rendon, Riley Lathem, Karly Williams and Kellen Kruk. Front row, from left: Maria Mejia, Sadie Price, Kennady Martin, Martarosa Velazquez, and Madison Powell. Not pictured are Joshua Bowers and Bailey Ortiz.
Pictured are members of the Marijuana Workgroup: back row, from left, Oscar Hernandez, Gracie England, Bryce Johnson, Cody Doyle, Alison Acevedo, and Colton Eddings.Front row, from left: Samantha Flores, Aroob Naqvi, Gabby Kenner, Destiny Strickland, Hannah Morrison, and Daphne Ortiz. Not pictured are Andrew Richard and Adam Denman.
Pictured are members of the Alcohol Workgroup: back row, from left, Brent Barber, Joshua Cravy, Jenna Flournoy, Jared Christopher, Aaron Terrazas, Chris Montero, and Bailey Stewart. Front row, from left: Alishbah Khan, MaKiley Rhodes, Tatum Williams, Rachel Nerren, Kimberly Fenner, MaHaley Johnson, and MekaylaDover. Not pictured are Weston Reynolds and Joseph Reyes.
Pictured are members of the Prescription Drug Workgroup: back row, from left, Cade Self, Adam Holden, Jed McDaniel, Jake Garza, Morgan Holland, Natalie Goodwin, and Tyler Hance. Front row, from left: Jaclyn Dickerson, Grace Bartlett, Elizabeth Jones, Camryn Lee, Tydaisha Powell, and Guadalupe Tovar. Not pictured is Janet Mendoza-Duran.