Gastonia, N.C. – Jaclyn Morton, a senior at Highland School of Technology, was selected as one of six high school students from across the country to serve on the 2012-2013 National SAVE Youth Advisory Board. Morton was elected by her peers to serve as president.
“I joined SAVE because I had a desire to help improve the well being of our society’s youth,” said Morton. “I am looking forward to accomplishing many things with the Youth Advisory Board and aid in increasing youth safety in various areas including teen safe driving and relationship abuse.”
This is the fourth year that Morton has been involved with her local chapter and her second with the National Youth Advisory Board.
“For the 2012-2013 school year, the goals for the Highland SAVE chapter are to reduce the youth violence in our area and to continue our partnership with the Allstate Foundation to promote our Teen Safe Driving Campaign,” stated Morton.
In addition to SAVE, Morton donates her time at church where she works with the children’s ministry and Vacation Bible School. She also is involved with the local United Way Youth Council and is part of a volunteer program at Gaston Memorial Hospital.