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Biloxi student one of 9 in U.S. named to national board

Marjorie Lam, a Biloxi High School senior, has been named to the National SAVE Youth Advisory Board.
Marjorie Lam, a Biloxi High School senior, has been named to the National SAVE Youth Advisory Board. Courtesy Biloxi High School

A Biloxi High School student was recently named to serve on a national advisory board that works to prevent violence.

The Youth Advisory Board selected Biloxi senior Marjorie Lam as one of only nine students in the nation to serve on the 2016-17 National SAVE Youth Advisory Board.

As a member, she’ll participate in a National Youth Leadership Institute where she will be trained as a representative for the organization.

“I nominated Marjorie for the SAVE National Youth Advisory Board,” SAVE sponsor officer Daisy McCarroll said in a school press release, “because she radiates with pride for the message we promote. Her charisma has won her a board position on this years BHS Campus Security Council as well.

“Marjorie will be a great asset to the SAVE Board and will take full advantage of the opportunity.”

Board members will plan the 2017 National Youth Summit set for April 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

They develop leadership skills through participation in training sessions, discussions of best practices for youth violence prevention and the practice of educational activities for sharing with other SAVE students. They also develop an action plan to reduce violence through the three essential elements of SAVE: crime prevention, conflict management and service projects.

SAVE is a student-run, student-initiated, nonprofit, violence prevention organization with more than 2,200 chapters in 48 states and more than 24,000 members in elementaries, middle schools, high schools, colleges and communities nationwide.

The organization started in 1989 following the death of a student who was trying to break up a fight at an off-campus party.

For more information on SAVE or starting a SAVE chapter, visit its website or call 866-343-SAVE.

Justin Vicory: 228-896-2326, @justinvicory

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