Media Awareness


KTEN TV Segment (Sherman, TX), Nov. 13, 2019

 VAN ALSTYNE, Texas -- The federal government is working to stop young people who are vaping, but a Grayson County high school student is already steps ahead of them.

"More measures need to be taken to make sure it can't get into the hands of young kids," said Makenna Dancer, a junior at Van Alstyne High School. "This is such a specific and important time to put into kids' minds of, 'Hey, vaping isn't cool and I shouldn't do it.'"



KXII TV Segment (Sherman, TX), Oct. 24, 2019

 VAN ALSTYNE, Tex. (KXII) - A Van Alstyne student started an anti-vaping campaign to bring awareness and educate other students.

Van Alstyne junior Makenna Dancer said the idea goes back to last summer when she started brainstorming topics for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.



Van Alstyne Leader Newspaper Article, Nov. 5, 2019

 VAN ALSTYNE, TX -- More than 200 students from Van Alstyne Middle School recently signed a pledge that they would not try vaping. This was part of the many activities the middle school coordinated during Red Ribbon Week, the drug-prevention awareness program schools across the nation participate in each October.

Having middle school students commit to not try vaping was the goal of the Vape-Free VA campaign started by Van Alstyne High School junior Makenna Dancer, who created the campaign as her Girl Scouts Gold Award project.