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The Logan County Drug Free Youth Coalition conducted a workshop Monday when area schools were not in session because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Eighth-grade participants convened at Camp Willson and discussed various negative pressures that they wanted to “rise above,” including stereotyping, conforming, abandonment, teen pregnancy and “being another statistic.”

Similar “Above the Influence” events will be offered by the coalition at area middle schools this spring.


ABOVE: Indian Lake High School freshman Hunter Valentine, left, takes a picture with a cell phone of his peers from around the county, from the left, Trea Mabrey, Audriana Jordan, Savannha Osbourne, Aunna Osbourne and Landyn Butler with their “Above the Influence” posters. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: From the left, Becky O’Rielley, a guidance counselor at Bellefontaine Middle School, along with area students Randi Cox, Morgan Badenhop and Courtney Garwood work on the posters. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)

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