HHS Peer Leaders Talk Prescription Drugs at Lincoln Middle School


Matthew Corvo

HHS Peer Leaders pose with winning posters at Lincoln Middle School.

Jesse Dorfman, Staff Writer

Thirty members Hawthorne High School’s Peer Leaders, under the advisorship of Ms. Kelly Clifford and Mr. Matt Corvo, made a trip to Hawthorne’s Lincoln Middle School on Monday, June 1 to bring awareness to seventh graders about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Included in the event were a warm-up activity, a PowerPoint presentation created and lead by Peer Leader Senior Advisers, and a final contest. The PowerPoint included numerous statistics, disturbing consequences of prescription drug abuse, and ways to avoid it. For the final contest, two Peer Leaders were assigned to each table of seventh graders to collaborate in creating a slogan and poster that stressed drug abuse prevention. The first place slogan and poster was, “It Only Takes a Pill to Kill.” The second place slogan and poster was, “Prescription Leads to Addiction.”

Along with the support of HHS and LMS faculty and administration, the program was a great success and certainly brought awareness to the Hawthorne seventh graders.