WCPC in the News

 

The Warren Center Line Prevention Coalition was proud to nominate three students to be recipients of Prosecutor Eric Smith’s Student Leadership Award on April 14th, 2018.

Kendall Rogers, a Senior at Lincoln High School. Kendall is a senior at Lincoln High School and is deeply connected and involved with many student organizations within her school. Kendall is a positive, influential leader within her Students Against Destructive Decisions group which has planned and implemented several programs into their school district. She has done everything from presenting on the dangers of tobacco to elementary students to hosting a school wide assembly promoting kindness to her peers at the high school. Kendall has always worked to improve her school
and community, she recently provided a critical voice on a panel which addressed the opiate epidemic’s impact on Macomb County. Alongside law enforcement leaders, Kendall candidly shared ways that youth are impacted and how parents can help address these community concerns within their families.

Nameria Ramesha, a Senior at Cousino High School. She is a dedicated member of the City of Warren’s Mayor Student Advisory Group, which is committed to planning, promoting, and implementing activities for groups of all ages and backgrounds. Namera personally developed the group’s website and has designed many of the marketing materials for their events. She took a critical role in planning events such as: a breakfast for young children to meet local police officers to share a breakfast and learn important safety skills, reading nights for elementary and middle school students, as well as, tutoring at a local middle school.

Riley Ministrelli, a 7th grader at Wolfe Middle School. He is a key leader and role model within his school. He is known by his peers as not only an excellent friend but a classmate to look up to. Riley is very dedicated to his classes and his grades are reflective of all the hard work that he puts in. In addition, Riley is a member of Wolfe’s track team. He consistently provides tremendous input and new ideas in
class that showcase his knowledge and passion for promoting health education in his school and community. Riley is the first student from Center Line School District recognized for this award, additionally he is the first middle school student that the coalition has nominated.

In addition to celebrating these wonderful individual’s achievements, the Warren Center Line Prevention Coalition recieved a $500 donation from the Prosecutor’s Office to help continue our efforts.

We are so proud of all those that work each day to improve their community and are honored to call them Warren & Center Line students!

To read more on the ceremony and students recognized, visit: http://www.macombdaily.com/article/MD/20180414/NEWS/180419780 .

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

For more information on Drug Take Backs and to find a location near you, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/ .