It was an inspirational day as about 2,000 college students from Ross County and surrounding areas got here collectively for one message. They marched from Yocatangee Park to the steps of the courthouse chanting, “We’re drug free, we’re drug free.”
It is part of the Drug Free Golf equipment of America. Sarah Hayes is a senior at Huntington Excessive Faculty. She’s part of the college’s “MADE” drug free membership. ‘MADE’ stands for “My Perspective Determines Every thing.”
“I felt compelled to hitch as a result of I felt like making a distinction in our neighborhood,” mentioned Hayes.
The 18-year-old spoke on the courthouse steps to let the scholars know that they’re making a distinction and that different colleges are impressed by what they’re doing.
“A few different colleges within the surrounding counties have seen what is going on on in Ross County. They usually really feel actually impressed to do the identical of their neighborhood, ” Hayes mentioned.
“I feel they see the impression we’re making in our county.”
That is the third yr for the rally. 11 totally different colleges got here collectively to face up towards the opioid habit downside they’re seeing of their communities.
“It was superior, ” mentioned Dustin Baker. “It is the perfect rally thus far.”