Story By: Lou Roberts
Featured on: 101.3 The Jockey

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Several students from high schools in Saratoga County joined forces at Skidmore College yesterday (March 16) at the 35th annual Safe Spring Leadership Conference. Safe Spring is held by The Prevention Council. The conference featured various seminars and workshops that gave the students skills to use for their local groups for issues like drinking and driving, bullying, suicide prevention, tobacco marketing towards young people, media literacy, e-cigarettes and several other.

Thanks to Heather LaSalvia, I was asked to help judge a public service announcement (p.s.a.) competition in the workshop where the participating students wrote copy for a p.s.a. to make kids aware of how the tobacco industry targets them. The student with the winning p.s.a’s. will come into the 1-0-1-3 The Jockey studios and record it. After the p.s.a. is produced, we’ll be putting it on the air.

When we all gathered for lunch, everyone was treated to music from d.j. Andy Pratt. That’s when the students got a chance to cut loose and dance. I took some pictures many of the groups from the schools that were participating