Missouri House Speaker honors high school club founder - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Missouri House Speaker honors high school club founder

Rep. Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, speaks to more than 50 students about efforts being made in the state legislature to combat sexual harassment and assault issues in Missouri. Rep. Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, speaks to more than 50 students about efforts being made in the state legislature to combat sexual harassment and assault issues in Missouri.
Speaker Todd Richardson recites to Grace Hudson a Missouri House proclamation, which recognized the student for advocating for victims of sexual assault and giving a “voice to this critical societal problem.” Speaker Todd Richardson recites to Grace Hudson a Missouri House proclamation, which recognized the student for advocating for victims of sexual assault and giving a “voice to this critical societal problem.”
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A Poplar Bluff High School senior recently received an honor from the Missouri House of Representatives.  

Speaker Todd Richardson issued Grace Hudson a resolution on behalf of the Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday, Nov. 11, for founding Students Against Sexual Assault.  

Speaker Richardson said this was the only such student-led organization in the state on the high school level as far as the legislator is aware.

With full support of the R-I administration and Board of Education, Grace Hudson established SASA this school year to raise awareness and protect teens from sexual assault, and domestic and dating violence.

With participation from about 70 members, presenters during monthly meetings have included martial artist Judy Schremp, Warrior Strength & Power owner, who shared self-defense techniques; and Mary Ann Allen, Haven House executive director, who talked about the community’s shelter for domestic violence victims and their children.

PBHS communication arts teacher Beth Fox-Godwin serves as the sponsor of the after school club.

For more information about SASA, visit www.facebook.com/sasapoplarbluff.

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