How one Denham Springs student plans to make a difference

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Smart, dedicated, and positive… those are just a few words to describe Susan Lynch.

“I try to stay on the positive side. So, when things kind of go negative, I’m like, just because this happened, other things can happen out of it,” said Lynch.

Susan, or Susie for short, is a senior at Denham Springs High School. Not only that, she is the Student of the Year.

“I feel very excited because that means I get to play an even larger role in how Livingston Parish SADD does things,” Lynch explained.

The Livingston Parish Students Against Destructive Decisions organization chose Susie for this role.

“Our main thing is SADD Summer Camp, and it’s a free camp for elementary school students, where we teach them drug prevention, positive safety, and decision-making skills,” she said.

Susie said she doesn’t do this for herself, but to help the community.

“Like wow, doing things for other people is just so great because you can see what impact you’ve had on these little kids,” she explained. “If I can make an impact on these little kids, I can make an impact on the entire community as well.”

Susie has been in SADD for three years. At Denham it’s called JADD, which stands for Jackets Against Descructive Decisions. She plans to make the most out of her last year and new duties.

“I think right now, our main thing is to get Livingston Parish SADD to expand because we’re only in three or four schools, but I think our main goal for right now by the end of the year or by the beginning of next year to have a SADD chapter in every school in Livingston Parish,” she concluded. 

Susie doesn’t know where she’ll attend college just yet, but she is looking to major in Journalism.

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