SADD Club Attends Traction Conference

Members of the Notre Dame SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) attended the Teens Taking TRACTION to Prevent Traffic Crashes Conference July 16-18. This conference is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Police Department Safe Communities Program and the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety & Traffic Division.

The TRACTION Program is designed to empower high school-age youth to take an active role in preventing traffic crashes. Student teams developed leadership skills and explored knowledge, attitudes and behavior related to the cause and effect of traffic crashes. The teams developed an action plan that will enable students to carry out projects during the school year to promote safe driving habits, prevent traffic crashes, and be a positive force to help others in their school and community to be safe drivers.

In attendance were seniors Emma Duenne, Mya French and Sami Hussein; junior Nicholas Gaeta; incoming freshman Samuel Gaeta; and SADD Club moderators Mrs. Angela Schaefer and Mrs. Ruth Ann Hester. The ND team is excited about implementing their action plan this year!