Students appointed to meth project

The Hawaii Meth Project has appointed student members of its Teen Advisory Council for the 2013-14 school year, including four Maui students. The council assists the Hawaii Meth Project in its statewide community outreach program.

Student members will help raise awareness about the risks of methamphetamine use and provide a teen perspective on the prevention campaign’s strategies and messages.

“It is such an honor to have been selected to serve on the Teen Advisory Council for a second term,” said Oksana Gil, a senior at King Kekaulike High School. “I’m excited to continue working with the Hawaii Meth Project this year doing peer-to-peer outreach. It’s so important that we as teenagers understand the risks of meth use and feel empowered to make positive decisions to stay away from meth.”

For this year’s advisory council, 19 public and private high school students from Maui, Lanai, Kauai, Hawaii Island and Oahu were selected through a competitive application and interview process. During their term, council members will be involved in a number of outreach and service projects. They will represent the Hawaii Meth Project at community events, initiate activities and projects at their schools, and engage peers online via social media.

Other members of the 2013-14 Teen Advisory Council representing Maui are:

* Alicia Huliganga – 12th grade, Lahainaluna High School

* Rachel Nguyen – 12th grade, Seabury Hall

* McKayla Wandell – 11th grade, Baldwin High School.