Katie is a junior at Webster Groves High School. She has been active in HiSTEP since 2014. Katie is active in a variety of activities at her school, including serving as the Sophomore Class President, participating in student council and marching band, and serving as the International Club Vice President.
Katie is a certified peer mediator, and is a member of the Mary Queen of Peace Youth Group. She has attended the Camp WeeHaKee for Girls Leadership Academy for the last two summers.
Drug and alcohol prevention is something that is extremely important to Katie. She works with elementary students in her school district to help give them drug and alcohol prevention skills. She gives them skills not only for drug prevention but skills to help them in society. She teaches them about peer pressure, making good decisions, and being healthy. Katie would like to help spread the skills her group teaches younger students. She wants to make a difference in my community as much as possible. Katie has seen the effects of drug and alcohol abuse on people, families, and the city of St. Louis. She has seen the effects of drugs in some of the students in her school and she wants to take a step in helping wipe out drug abuse in schools. Katie has noticed the huge impact social media campaigns have had and she hopes to bring a greater awareness to drug and alcohol abuse through social media. Drugs and alcohol affect not only the person using but also the people around them. Helping people in her community really gives her joy and she feels that prevention programming I can really make a difference.