Friday, February 17, 2012

Local Van Buren Student Chosen for the Youth Executive Council of I-STEP

Congratulations to Drew Nolting for being selected by the Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (I-STEP) to be a member of their executive council. Drew is 15 years old, lives in Keosauqua and is currently a sophomore at Van Buren Community High School. Drew has been a member of the Van Buren County Youth Leadership Council (YLC) for three years.

As a member of the I-STEP Executive Council he hopes to learn about all of the new products to help spread the word about drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention in the Van Buren County area. His favorite YLC activity is Sticker Shock because the YLC group is able to get the message out about not providing alcohol to minors to a large group of people.

Drew is also involved in Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Band, Chorus, the Leo Club and the Spanish Club. Drew’s hero is his dad because his dad pushes him to be a better person. When Drew is an adult he would like to do something with meteorology.

The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition was notified in June 2011 that Drew was going to be a part of the Youth Executive Council. He has already attended several meetings and is beginning to work with the I-STEP program.

For more information on the I-STEP Youth Executive Council or the YLC program feel free to contact the SAFE Coalition at 319-293-6412 or

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