Dupree students record anti-drug and alcohol radio promo
by Patty Peacock
Last week seven students from Dupree High School joined Mrs. Patty Peacock, 7th-12th School Counselor, on a trip to Pierre to record anti-drug/alcohol use message at the KGFX radio station. KGFX is part of the Dakota Radio Group 92.7. The students
had submitted radio messages, normally done during Red Ribbon Week activities in October but held earlier this year to avoid potentially difficult weather that often occurs late in the fall, and were then chosen for the trip. They practiced their messages and then met with KGFX DJ Dorene Foster and recorded them at the station. While there to record their messages, Rose Gingrich also presented them with gifts of appreciation for their efforts to influence people to make good choices and each student received $24 in $2 bills (a personal donation from Jan in memory of her husband), two Sacajawea dollars, a plastic solar flower, an ice cream bar, and a candy bar. These messages are made possible because CRST Game, Fish & Parks, Four Bands Healing Center, CRST Telephone Authority, and other statewide organizations have donated funds in support of the program that encourages students to write messages, record them, and in turn try and persuade other people to not use drugs/alcohol. This year, over 100 students will go to KGFX and record messages under the guidance of Rose and Dorene and hopefully numbers far beyond that will be influenced by the words and pleas of our children.