Senior soccer player and S.A.F.E. club member Laura Leger from Salina South High School believes S.A.F.E. is more than just another club at school.
“To me S.A.F.E. means more than what the acronym stands for, S.A.F.E. means that I am working with other members to educate other students and make sure they know how to behave responsibly on the road. S.A.F.E. means that the club is focusing on all factors and issues that a teen might face in high school whether it be driving or even vaping. As a club our main goal is to advocate for safe behaviors by students and those in our community,” said Leger.
Getting involved was an easy decision for Leger.
“I got involved in S.A.F.E. because I was interested in law enforcement and had a couple of friends who were already in the club. I wanted to get experience and knowledge on traffic safety and felt that S.A.F.E. club was the best way to do so,” said Leger.
The soccer player also participates in Student Council and Drama Club. Her future plans include attending Kansas State University and majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Leger said the rewards of being in a club like S.A.F.E. are numerous.
“Rewards that I have been given have been the wide variety of opportunities given to me such as conferences and scholarships and the friendships that I have made with other group members. S.A.F.E. has also pushed me outside of my comfort zone and has allowed me to become more confident in leadership roles and has taught me to take responsibility,” said Leger.
She offers this advice to any student who may want to join her at the next club meeting.
“I would tell students that S.A.F.E. is a club that anyone can be involved in, no matter your background or interests you will always find a place and something to do. Students should take every opportunity available and work hard to inform their peers about safe behaviors. S.A.F.E. is an excellent club to learn new things and step outside of your comfort zone,” said Leger.