Croton’s Vlad Receives Award For Anti-Substance Abuse Work

teen leadership councilCROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Croton-Harmon High School senior Dan Vlad accepted an award from Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, commissioner with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for his work in the school and beyond.

Vlad serves as president of the school’s Teen Leadership Council and was selected to serve as a youth staff member during the Eastern States National Youth to Youth Summer Leadership Conference.

“My role at the conference was to be a leader, role model, support system and helper to any in need,” Vlad said.

“It’s important to have this group in our school
because it does promote a positive environment and alternative to kids who are unsure of what they want to do. I have personally seen how this group has changed
students in our school for the better.”

Vlad has been an active participant in the Teen Leadership Council during his time at CHHS, and also works closely with the Croton Community Coalition on anti-substance abuse efforts in the community.