When it came to picking our platforms my choice was simple. Bringing awareness to people about the dangers of destructive driving is something that I am truly passionate about. Although most people hear destructive driving and automatically think drinking and driving, I hope to change that thought and educate people about the new dangers that are quickly becoming as common as drinking and driving. Destructive driving has become so much more than the usual drinking and driving everyone thinks of and has begun to develop into texting, driving high and distracted driving. Throughout my middle and high school years, I was actively involved in our SADD program. SADD (Students Against Destructive Driving) is a chance for teens to make a difference and further educate people about the dangers of destructive driving. In doing this, I was able to attend 3 national conferences in both Saskatoon and Edmonton as well as host and co-host multiple events within our school and community. During my senior year I was elected as our SADD group president where I helped lead our group to win first place in the Provincial Awareness Week put on by CAA.
I truly believe that this issue is something that can easily become a thing of the past if we all do our part to end it. My hope for the future is that future Miss Teenage Canada finalists will not be able to have the platform of bringing awareness of the dangers of destructive driving because it will be an issue of the past.
For now remember to just keep swimming
-Jordan, Miss Teenage North West Saskatchewan