The Iosco PRIDE Team currently has 30 members in grades 9-12 from various high schools in Iosco County. Below you can meet some of them. . .
Hey, I'm Lindsey and this is my 4th year on the team. I am so stoked for this year because I pretty much just love PRIDE. I love showing people that it's totally cool to be drug free. Besides PRIDE, I'm a part of 77A and soccer. I do a lot of other stuff in my free time. If you wanna know, well, I guess you'll have to join the team and ask.
Hi, I'm Maria and I will be a senior this year. I love PRIDE's message, the performing, and the people! I have so much fun every time I am with my team. I am also involved in Student Senate, Spanish Club, NHS, and youth group.. I love playing volleyball and soccer.
My name is Rebekah and I'm a junior at Tawas Area High School. I joined Iosco PRIDE because I want to be a leader in my community. By performing in front of my peers and community, I spread the drug-free message. Iosco PRIDE is the best thing I have ever committed to in my life. I hope to have a positive influence on all of the people I encounter during my life. I am also involved in Tawas Area High School Student Senate, Youth Group, Y.A.K., Spanish Club, Hospice Angelic Care, Volunteering, and National Honor Society. I enjoy reading, cooking, and dancing in my spare time. I would definitely not be the same person today without PRIDE.
Hello, my favorite sport is soccer. My favorite band is Godsmack. PRIDE means tons to me. PRIDE, to me, means showing kids and teens the effects that drugs and violence can do to them and at the same time preventing it and stopping it.
Hey! My name is Kali, and I will be a junior this year. I have been in dance for 12 years. I also run track and I am on the track team. I joined PRIDE because my friend told me about the organization and the message it puts out. Once I heard about this I just knew I had to be a part of it. Ever since I've made that decision... I've been a more positive and more upbeat person that feels very strongly about sending the Stay Drug- Free message!
Hi, my name is Alaina. I'm currently a sophomore, and have been in PRIDE for 4 years now. I love to go to the beach and hang out with my friends. I play volleyball and basketball as well. I have loved PRIDE very much ever since I started in it back in Club PRIDE. I love the people in PRIDE because they are an extension of my family, and this feeling continues to grow every time I'm with my PRIDE family.
Hey, I'm Lily and I'm a Junior at Hale. I joined Iosco PRIDE because my grandfather passed away due to being a heavy smoker. One of the things I love about PRIDE is that I love spreading such an amazing message through dancing and acting. Plus, the people in PRIDE are awesome! I never really fit in anywhere until I joined. If you're looking for a family, PRIDE is the perfect place. I love singing, dancing, and acting, so it really helps me be me while having such an amazing message! Please join, you won't regret it.
Hey, I'm Alex! I'm a sophomore. I joined Iosco PRIDE to help spread the message to be drug and alcohol free. Also, to help get over my stage fright.
Hi, my name is Audrey and I'm currently a sophomore. I joined Iosco PRIDE because their performances captured my attention. It made me feel that I should join the team and because it looked like a lot of fun. One of my favorite PRIDE experiences was from PRIDE conference. We sang, danced, and acted. I had a blast! In one word, PRIDE means a 'family'. Me in other terms, a conscience. PRIDE benefits you as a person because it has a good influence in you and makes you choose the right decisions. I think the PRIDE message shows that you do have the choice, the power, to do good in life. Will you choose? If I knew someone who was doing drugs, I would try everything to help them, but in the end, it is their choice. I think someone should join the PRIDE team because they will support and your drug free life! PRIDE is, and forever will be, my 2nd family! =)
Hi, I'm Louiza! I've been on the team for 5 years, this is my final year sadly. :( I joined PRIDE to show kids that you don't have to be like everyone else. Being yourself is the best! In my spare time, I love to read, dance, be with friends, and text :) I am so glad I am in PRIDE. It really has been the best experience of my life!
Hello! My name is Jayme, and I'm going to be a sophomore this year. I joined PRIDE for many reasons. One reason, in particular, was to educate others and myself, in the technology department of PRIDE. Although, I'm very interested in technology, I didn't join PRIDE to "play around with the computers." I came onto the team to help take our productions to the next level in the media aspect of the show. In PRIDE, I'm the lead Technology Director that does many jobs. However, I couldn't do any of them without my "Tech Team." Together, we run the Lights, Audio, and Video for our shows. When I'm not doing the productions, I'm the Website Designer, Sound Designer, and Video Production Manager/ Designer. I think with all of us in PRIDE, we can put on the best shows ever, which will allow us to send the message, to today's youth, of staying Drug and Alcohol Free!.
My name is Josh. I like WAFFLES!!!