SADD Students have been busy with their events.
“May and June has always been busy months for SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapters at Beckman, Foothill, and Tustin High Schools sponsored by DCH Tustin Acura.” Stated Rochelle Shirkhanbaigi, Community Coordinator at the dealership, “With everything from sports to prom and AP tests, and all that these students have to do in their everyday lives, it gives us great pride to see these students putting in so much effort to making an impact to save lives in our community.”
These past few weeks truly have been busy for these students, in school as well as in the community. Students have immersed themselves in strongly promoting teen safe driving awareness and making good decisions, hosting Safe Driving Awareness Rally’s a with more than 700 Senior and Junior students present at Beckman High on May 17th, the May 18th Parent and Teen Driving Seminars that DCH Tustin Acura hosted, school athletic team Acura seatbelt races at Tustin High on June 6th as well as Foothill’s Prom Promises and Pledges, and of course the Chili-Cook Off Awareness Events on June 2nd, and even an ice cream party for awarded to THS for winning a SADD challenge put up by DCH Tustin Acura.
DCH Auto Group also recently held a special appreciation dinner on June 5th for Graduates in 5 schools of those DCH sponsored SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapters of DCH Gardena Honda, DCH Torrance Toyota and DCH Tustin Acura (which sponsors 3 schools). The Grad Dinner was held at Bucca Di Beppo where students were appreciated by DCH Vice Chairman Susan Scarola and DCH President George Liang who both flew in from New Jersey for the dinner and for DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation Golf Fundraiser held on June 6th at Tustin Ranch Golf Course.
Michelle Gao Junior at Beckman High, Stephanie De Haro Senior at Tustin High, and Jennifer Barbour Senior at Foothill High, Student Presidents of SADD Chapters in the 3 Tustin High Schools were among the guest speakers at the DCH Golf Outing. Each thanked DCH for their sponsorship and ongoing support to their clubs.
Now, as the 2013 school year comes to a close and the end of June nears, 10 students, the Schools Representative and Advisor Melissa Carlile, along with Rochelle Shirkhanbaigi of DCH Tustin Acura, will head to the SADD Leadership Conference. Held in Florida this year, students will meet with student leaders from around the nation as they attend educational skill building classes, workshops, and seminars to gain useful tools that will help them to be successful SADD leaders this fall.
It’s been a wonderful year and we look forward to sponsoring them again next fall Great Job SADD Chapters!
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