About 30 freshmen at Sheridan High School along with several upper-classmen signed “We Are the Change” pledges Thursday during their lunch hours, promising to abstain from drugs and alcohol in and out of school.
Erin Deibele is a senior, she's been a WATCH member for a year and a half now.
Resource police officers work with WATCH facilitator Tracy Hewitt-Adams at the high school in supporting the program. Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriens attended the signing Thursday, to educate, he says.
The pledge states that students “will not use, sell or possess any illegal drugs or similar natural or synthetic substances or alcohol”. Encouraging students to be good role models for other students in and out of school, the pledges state that if a student were to violate the terms they would not be allowed to participate in WATCH activities. WATCH students must abide by all the rules included in Sheridan County School District 2's Activities Drug and Alcohol Policy. Students under age 18 took home the pledges to sign with their parents.