Laurie McCreary of Watson has been named to the SADD National Student Leadership Council for the 2017-2018 school year.


Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) announced recently that Laurie McCreary of Watson, La., has been named to the SADD National Student Leadership Council for the 2017-2018 school year.

Chosen from a nationwide pool of highly qualified applicants, McCreary joins six other student leaders who will represent more than 400,000 active SADD students from across the country.

“Laurie’s passion and commitment to issues that matter to her and to her peers makes her an ideal candidate for SADD’s National Student Leadership Council,” said Dawn Teixeira, SADD president and CEO.

“Drawing from her experiences on the national, state and local levels, Laurie will be critical in providing insight to form a national strategy that addresses emerging and ever-changing health and safety issues facing our teens,” she continued.

The Student Leadership Council advises the SADD National Board of Directors on policies, programs and plans for the implementation of the annual SADD National Conference.

McCreary will provide strategic direction to the organization on health and safety priorities and will serve as a national and regional representation of the SADD network. McCreary begins her term at the SADD National Conference in Tampa, Florida this June.


Founded in 1981, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is the nation’s premier youth health and safety organization.

SADD empowers young people with tools and resources needed to confront the risks and pressures they face every day including substance abuse, impaired and distracted driving, mental health issues and more.

Through informed programming and a national peer-to-peer network, SADD is shaping young people into leaders and advocates of youth health and safety in their schools and communities. There are hundreds of thousands of active SADD students across all 50 states and millions of successful alumni.

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