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South Hadley High School


The Peer Leaders of South Hadley High School are a dedicated and active group of students who are willing to stand up against the use of damaging substances like tobacco products by teenagers. We work to model leadership skills, pro-social action and positive decision making for our peers.

News from SAMHSA Prevention Day 2016

We just learned this week from a presentation at SAMHSA Prevention Day in Baltimore MD that 46 states prohibit the sale of e-cigs to minors but not Massachusetts!  What? How can we fix this? We also learned more about cigarette

Mini-Grant Project Going Strong!

Our data for the “STAR Survey” mini-grant project has been collected, tabulated and submitted!  Now we await the finished report and arrange for a presentation of our results to our Board of Health down at Town Hall.

South Hadley Peer Leaders Write to Mayor Walsh

At our regular Peer Leader meeting this morning at 7 AM,  the Peer Leaders in attendance wrote letters to Mayor Martin Walsh in Boston in support of raising the age of tobacco purchase to 21.  The Peer Leaders have been

South Hadley Peer Leaders Complete the Star Survey Project

Members of the South Hadley Peer Leaders gathered at the High School this morning to review the directions, pick up the pocket guides and survey papers, and set off to check out tobacco products available at our local stores. We

Community Presentation on the Tobacco Playbook

Peer Leader reps were in attendance at a presentation last night at Mt Holyoke College by Heidi Heilman of Edventi.  She talked about how the public has been manipulated for over 50 years by tactics known as “the Tobacco Playbook”.