Former NBA player warns JPK students about risks of drugs and alcohol
Published 2:24 pm Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Tammie Wilson/Media Specialist
Teko Wynder is a prevention specialist with Western Tidewater Community Services Board. Wynder came to J. P. King Jr. Middle School on Nov. 25.
He had assemblies with the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students to promote awareness of the risks of drugs and alcohol. Wynder encouraged the students to have a plan and set attainable goals as the number one method to prevent drug and alcohol abuse.
School counselor Meta Stratton was proud to hear JPK students state they hoped to become psychologists, veterinarians and serve in the military. Health and PE teacher Carolyn Lawrence was excited to see the students actively participate in the discussions with Wynder. It was obvious the students had learned from the curriculum that had been covered and were able to make connections between positive choices and a successful future.