LIHUE — Erica Owan, a Kauai High School junior, was selected to lead methamphetamine awareness and prevention efforts in area schools.
The Hawaii Meth Project’s Teen Advisory Council celebrated its fifth anniversary Wednesday with the appointment of 22 student members to its 2014-2015 group. This year’s council, selected through an application and interview process, is comprised of high school students from Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.
The students will raise awareness about the risks of methamphetamine use. They also provide a teen perspective on the campaign’s strategies and messages.
Owan will be the sole representative from Kauai.
“I strongly believe that the ‘Not Even Once’ message is a motto that we should all live by,” Owan said. “It is an honor to continue serving in my role on the council for a second year. I feel that this will allow me to make a difference in my community by encouraging my peers to live a meth-free lifestyle and protecting bright futures of my peers from the dangerous consequences of meth abuse.”