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St. Joseph Positive Direction Kickoff

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St. Ursula Academy freshmen, from left, Elena Macino, Maggie Fawcett, and Allie Moore, along with St. John's Jesuit freshman Cameron Miller, right, wear the Positive Direction T-shirts.

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St. Joesph eighth-grader Chandler Riley was one of eight finalists in the design contest. Her design and slogan, "Listen to your heart, for it's the soundtrack of your life," was chosen for the Positive Direction theme this year.

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St. Joesph sixth, seventh, and eighth graders gather for an assembly.

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Students enjoy the video made by St. Joe's alumni that explained the Positive Direction week through humor and various skits.

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Brian Sherman, a senior at Central Catholic High School, created the Positive Direction video.

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Alex Beutel, eighth grader and student council president at St. Joseph, said Positive Direction week is important because it teaches students to avoid drugs and alcohol.

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Positive Direction week chairmen, from left, Deb Unverferth, Barb Layman, and Erin Fawcett each have students enrolled at the school.

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St. Joseph alumni run into the auditorium wearing T-shirts designed by contest winner Chandler Riley, second from left.

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More than 20 St. Joseph alumni helped kick off the Positive Direction assembly and presented a video explaining the purpose of the campaign and the importance of avoiding drugs, alcohol, and premarital sex. The theme of the video was to “get noticed for the right reasons.”

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