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State Honoree

Marissa Olson

Colorado

Marissa Olson, Green Mountain High School, Lakewood, was recognized for founding her school's chapter of Students Taking a New Direction. (STAND), which aims to raise awareness and reduce the incidence of teen alcohol and drug abuse and violence. Among the activities she helped organize was a Neon Drunk Driving Simulator program, enabling students to experience how it feels to drive under the influence of intoxicants.