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2015 UmattR Team Announced

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The UmattR (You Matter) program promotes 12 high school seniors who have diverse interests and are committed to living drug, alcohol, and tobacco free. They serve as role models to younger kids while at the same time honing the skills necessary to become our future community leaders. They excel in various extracurricular interests and skills including, athletics, FFA, photography, music, dance, computers, or other such positive activities. The UmattR team presents their positive message, encourages children to become involved in community activities, and promotes making good decisions so that other young people may also become future role models themselves.

Each senior is featured on a trading card displaying his or her favorite activities which they autograph for younger students following their presentations. The back of each card lists the UmattR teen's activities, school, grade point average, and future plans along with their personal message of how they remain drug free. These cards serve as a reminder to each child that many high school aged students are drug free and can aspire to be role models and future leaders as well. Each UmattR teen will receive a $1,000 scholarship for their 11 month commitment to UmattR service to our community.

Fifty local seniors were nominated to be a part of the UmattR team this year and 12 were selected following an application and interview process. San Juan Safe Communities Initiative (SJSCI) is pleased to announce the members of our 2015 UmattR Team.

Danielle Nguyen

Sydney Schumacher

Emily Wheeler

Garrett Tucker

Lydia Byrom

Ana Balintona

Rookie Hoskie

Sarah Engert

Emilee Herman

Jessica Burnham

Liza Briody-Pavlik

Haley Hitchcock

The San Juan Safe Communities Initiative board of directors would like to thank all nominees and applicants to the UmattR program and wish the 2015 team good luck as they enter into the 2014 - 2015 academic year.

We are still looking for UmattR Sponsors. Contact Greg Allen at 599-1490 or through email at

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By: Greg Allen

Executive Director

San Juan Safe Communities Initiative

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