Maize High School sophomore Jenna Blaylock first got involved with the SAFE program at school during her freshman year.
Blaylock, a cross-country athlete, was looking for ways to get involved with school activities in her first year of high school, and the SAFE program was the right fit for her.
“SAFE was a program I wanted to get involved in because I left it was a great way to get involved with my school and give back to the community I went to school at for my whole life,” said Blaylock.
Blaylock joined with a few friends, but the decision to join was all her own. Joining as a freshman, Blaylock could spend all four years of high school involved in the program and make a real impact on her community and classmates.
“Some activities I’ve been involved in since joining are seatbelt surveys, decorating the hallways of my school for finals week and homecoming, and some safety conferences,” said Blaylock.
As a cross-country athlete, Blaylock understands what it means to compete and to dedicate yourself to becoming a better athlete. She takes those qualities into the SAFE program giving them someone who works hard and isn’t afraid to set a good example. She encourages other
students to join the club and a be part of a great group of active students at Maize High School.
“Advice I would give to students who are considering joining SAFE is to definitely stay as involved as you can. Sometimes with other activities you could have going on, you may have conflicting schedules, but you should still do your best to do as much as possible. SAFE is a great way to be involved with your school and community, meet new people, earn scholarships, and overall just have a good time, so definitely try to stay as involved as you can,” said Blaylock.
Look for Blaylock on the crosscountry course this season and make sure you say hello when she is working the next SAFE event for Maize High School.