Superior High School Students Anti-Vaping Project Heading To International Competition
For many underage kids, vaping has become an accepted way of ingesting nicotine. At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, officials at Superior Senior High School realized that they had a problem. Early on, they started an educational program to alert parents to the ever-increasing number of high school students that were vaping - going so far as to hold information sessions at fall parent-teacher conferences.
The campaign to educate underage kids about the dangers of vaping hit home for some 12th grade students at the high school. Some DECA members - the student organization that focuses on marketing - decided to do something about it; they created a public service campaign called "Don't Blow It" - focused on the problems of teen vaping. That marketing campaign has garnered some attention at levels higher than Superior Senior High.
In April, the DECA students will be one of six statewide teams advancing on to international competition in Orlando, Florida. The competition event is scheduled for April 27.