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Proviso West Student Named to State SADD Student Board

May 16, 2014 02:35 PM
A Proviso West High School student recently was named to the Illinois Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Student Advisory Board.

Limni Jimenez, a junior at Proviso West, will serve on the state SADD student advisory board during the 2014-15 school year with other high school students from across Illinois, beginning with a retreat in June in Champaign. According to a letter that Limni received from Ms. Robyn L. Block, the Illinois SADD coordinator, the student group will formulate recommendations on SADD policies and activities and coordinate the 2014 DomeShift Youth Advocacy Day. Limni also could be asked to represent SADD at conferences, media events, and public occasions.

"A panel of leaders in the field chose you from a group of extremely talented and capable students," Ms. Block said in the letter to Limni. "Your talents and abilities, coupled with your leadership and compassion, make you well qualified to hold this important position."

Limni said that she became involved with the Proviso West SADD group last year as a student in Ms. Karen Sassetti’s English language learners class. She said that Ms. Sassetti encouraged her to become involved, and it eventually led to being named to the state student advisory board for SADD, which works "to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions," according to the national SADD website.

"I’m really excited to see what will come of this and to change lives," Limni said. "It’ll be a fun experience."

Mr. Oscar Hawthorne, principal at Proviso West, said that he was proud of Limni.

"We strive for our students to grow into leaders in the community, and Limni is a prime example of a student becoming a leader," he said. "We are proud of her accomplishment, and we know that she will represent Proviso West well on this board."

Congratulations, Limni! We know that you will represent Proviso well!


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