HOOKED ON FISHING
A successful fishing trip for 57 seventh grade students at Jackson-Milton Middle School.
Students spent June 5th at the Lake Milton Fish and Game Club for the annualHooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs Trip. The goal of the day was for students to realize there are things they can do for fun that don’t involve drugs or alcohol.
Before students started fishing, there was a discussion about peer pressure and the effects it can have on students.
“I want them to understand why we are actually here, and also remind them that the staff is here for them, and they can ask for help any time,” said Anne Downs, Drug Free Coordinator for JMMS.
The Lake Milton Fish and Game Club in Lake Milton not only hosted students, but members also joined in on the day, helping students with tangled lines and any fishing pole issues. Anonymous donors also donated supplies, and funding from the Students Taking A New Direction account (STAND), covered other expenses.