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Beloit’s Chloe Odle – Drive to Zero Student of the Month – Presented by KDOT

When Chloe Odle of Beloit High School entered her freshman year, she knew she wanted to help make a difference. One way for her to get involved with her classmates and help shed light on the importance of being safe while driving was to join the SAFE program. In SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) students help educate their peers on the seatbelt safety.

“I have been involved in SAFE since I was a freshman, so three years,” said Odle. “I enjoy participating in the benchmarks when we stand outside and mark whether people are wearing their seatbelts or not.” 

Helping keep her classmates safe and educating them on the dangers of driving without a seatbelt is more than just awareness for Odle, it may save someone’s life. 

“I think it is important to educate others to wear their seatbelt because it is a simple, easy way to save your life when in an accident,” said Odle. 

Along with the SAFE program, Odle is involved in other activities including the Foreign Language Club, Student Advisory, Science Club, National Honor Society, B Club and she plays two sports, softball and cheerleading. 

The junior is making plans for life after high school which will include attending college. 

“After I graduate high school, I plan to go to college and major in architectural engineering or interior design,” said Odle. 

Odle said she enjoys playing sports and her favorite subject could make some people cringe, but for Odle, its problem solving at its best. 

“In my free time I play on a traveling softball team out of Kansas City,” said Odle. “My favorite subject in school is math. My favorite teacher is Jennifer Adolph, who teaches trigonometry and analysis.”

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