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State Award Winners

Garrison Middle School receives state award for social emotional support

Congratulations to Garrison Middle School for receiving the 2020 Prevention Award of Excellence – Youth Leadership – Middle School Club award from the Washington Health Care Authority. The award recognizes the school’s Prevention Club advised by Counselor Angie Gardea.

Peggy Needham of Walla Walla County Health Services nominated Garrison for the award. Garrison Middle School was trained in Sources of Strength and uses their evidence-based structure to build peer led programs that target mental health promotion and suicide prevention. In addition, Garrison Middle School students also implemented Red Ribbon Week activities and the "You Can" marijuana prevention program.

Last year there were 55 student members in the prevention club, which coordinates events, programming and implementation during the school year. Angie Gardea will represent the school during the virtual awards ceremony November 4.

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