DEA Award Recipient Set to Speak at Several Events

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DEA Award Recipient Set to Speak at Several Events

Kaia Bonilla

Kaia Bonilla

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Kaia Bonilla

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After winning an award for a CAPCA Youth Leadership course, Rachel Durham has been invited to give many speeches to educate and inform Americans about the dangers of substance abuse. 

The lucky Gaither student was hand picked out of 100 students in the county to be a public speaker.

Durham will be attending three events where she will be the Master of Ceremonies (MC) to hundreds of people ranging in age from teenagers to adults. The audience will also include the chief policemen of counties surrounding Hillsborough, the CEO and members of the CAPCA staff and representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). 

Durham feels that her position as a speaker is extremely important since teens tend to listen to what other teens have to say. 

It’s important for teens to speak your opinion out because it does matter,” said Durham.

The first presentation was a Veterans Parade on Nov. 9.  The next two will be the Youth Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 14 and  the MLK Parade Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. 

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