LifeLines to have callout Aug. 29, first morning meeting Aug. 31


Eric Cui, LifeLines vice president and junior, places a LifeLines poster on the wall to advertise for the upcoming callout. Cui said he looks forward to working as an officer this school year. VICTOR XU/ PHOTO

LifeLines has scheduled a call-out meeting on Aug. 29 after school in the main cafeteria. The first meeting will take place before school on Aug. 31 in the common room across from the main cafeteria. LifeLines usually meets every Blue Wednesday.

According to the Carmel LifeLines mission statement, the objective of the club is to work towards the prevention of drug and alcohol use and to promote student leadership and good decision-making within the community.

“We don’t have exactly one thing we do but they all have a related theme,” Eric Cui, vice president and junior, said. “We have a guest speaker who talks about texting or using the phone while driving and the dangers of that. We do a big campaign on the dangers of drinking and driving also, but we also sponsor things like Red Ribbon Week and Black History Month. It’s a variety of things.”

According to sponsor Rebekah Overbey, the club will experience several changes this school year, among them the reintroduction of Buckle Down, new pre-Prom speakers and new club partnerships.

“LifeLines is student-driven,” Overbey said. “I just like continuing to build partnerships, and I’ve talked to the officers and Amy Skeens-Benton about it.”