The Whitesburg Middle School UNITE Club has been named UNITE Club of the Year for Region two.
The club, which is one of nine to be recognized, will receive an additional funding of $750 for antidrug activities during the remainder of the school year. Club members will also be treated to a pizza party by Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education).
To qualify for the award, clubs submitted scrapbooks showcasing monthly activities, service projects and mentoring activities.
“ Participation in UNITE clubs increases the students’ protective factors, such as positive role models, high selfesteem, healthy lifestyles, high student achievement and positive relationships,” said Debbie Trusty, UNITE education director. “UNITE clubs give students the opportunity to practice resistance skills at their school and in their community.”
There were 95 registered UNITE clubs in 23 Kentucky counties during the 2011-2012 school year. These clubs had 6,841 student members.