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CHAMP hosts National Drug and Alcohol Facts Challenge

WDC CHAMP Leadership students include Caitlin Savage, Alex Kahl, Ellie Miron, Tiffany Meeks and Jackie Rautio. Dana Cantleberry/WDC Schools.

The Wadena-Deer Creek CHAMP Leadership Team hosted a National Drug and Alcohol Facts Challenge recently during senior high lunch period. The quiz gave students an opportunity to test their knowledge.

All participants received a colorful pen to complete the quiz. Students completing the 12-question quiz also entered their name into a drawing for Cozy Theater Movie passes. WDC CHAMP Leadership students included Alex Kahl, Caitlin Savage, Ellie Miron, Jackie Rautio and Tiffany Meeks. CHAMP advisor is Laure Laughlin from Wadena County Public Health.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music or from friends.

It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week.