“Why fit in when you can stand out?”
It’s a question Drew Cameon takes to heart.
These days, Cameon, a Fairmont State University senior and Fairmont Senior High School graduate, balances his time between classes and helping coach the Polar Bears football team.
But when he was in high school, he saw other students experimenting with drugs.
Seeing the effects drugs had on his fellow students made him want to make a difference, and he said there’s a way for kids to stay away from drugs and peer pressure.
“A lot of young kids’ problems are that they get lost along the path because they just want to fit in,” Cameon said. “You’ll face peer pressure if you don’t establish yourself. If you establish character, the peer pressure will go away.”
Cameon said that when other students know your principles and know what you stand for, they won’t ask you to try stuff because they know your answer will be no.
He speaks from experience.
When Cameon was in high school, he dealt with peer pressure by focusing on working hard in sports and maintaining a strong character.
“I focused on my grades, knowing right from wrong and trying to be my own person,” he said.
Based on his own experiences in high school, Cameon can relate to the students he helps coach.
Drew Cameon helping students take stand against peer pressure, drugs
“Why fit in when you can stand out?”
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