08/01/2014


JUST THINK FIRST launches new website.


JUST THINK FIRST launches new website. Fall 2014.

11/01/2014


8th Annual 5-K Road Race


8th Annual HS JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race and Skinny Turkey Half Marathon.

10/31/2014


JTF Memorabilia given


JTF Memorabilia given to students at football games.
October through November.

10/02/2014


ANTI-TEXTING PROGRAM


ANTI-TEXTING PROGRAM at the freshman center & on main campus.

10/01/2014


Celebrate My Drive Contest.


WHS competes again in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive Contest. JTF Ambassadors help with contest.

09/01/2014


Ellen Hopkins Book Signing


JTF brings award winning, NY Times best-selling author, Ellen Hopkins to campus. 2 sessions with students…1 in the classroom and 1 in the media center. Ms. Hopkins has book signing and talks to students about bullying, alcohol, drugs.

08/01/2014


JUST THINK FIRST becomes non-profit agency


JUST THINK FIRST completes paperwork, requirements and changes its status to non-profit.

06/01/2014


Senior Ambassadors presented with medallions


JTF Senior Ambassadors presented with medallions for their service at Class Night. The medallions were worn as part of the graduation regalia.

04/01/2014


JTF LANYARDS


JTF LANYARDS given as part of the Prom Promise package.

05/01/2014


JUST THINK FIRST partners with STATE FARM INSURANCE


JUST THINK FIRST partners with STATE FARM INSURANCE to bring the STREET SAFE Program to Wakefield.

03/01/2014


SARAH PANZOU – Senior Assembly


SARAH PANZOU – Senior Assembly…nationally known speaker. Topic is drinking and teen drug use.

11/02/2013


7th Annual HS JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race


7th Annual HS JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race and Skinny Turkey Half Marathon.

11/01/2013


Click it or Ticket Program


NC Department of Transportation’s “Click it or Ticket Program” on main

campus.

10/31/2013


JUST THINK FIRST MEMORABELIA


JUST THINK FIRST MEMORABELIA given out at football games.
October through November

10/02/2013


Celebrate My Drive Campaign


WHS wins $25,000 – competed with over 3000 high schools from around the US. Ended contest in top 25. JUST THINK FIRST Ambassadors promote CMD.

10/01/2013


ANTI-TEXTING PROGRAM


ANTI-TEXTING PROGRAM at the freshman center & on main campus.

09/01/2013


OFFICIAL JUST THINK FIRST CLUB is organized.


Starts out with 80 members. Mr. Calabria is the sponsor. JTF Ambassadors assist with JTF functions throughout the year.

04/01/2014


Every Highschool in NC Receives JTF Videos


Every high school in NC (over 600) was sent a copy of the double video package to use in their counseling and guidance programs.

04/01/2014


Wake County Schools See Just Think First Personal Responsibility


Debbie Albritton, Sandy Gasper & Vivian Wells present the new video to the Wake County High School and Middle School Principals. Presentation was given at monthly principal’s meeting.

03/04/2014


BEERESPONSIBLE ASSEMBLY


Sponsored by Harris Wholesale
Nationally known speaker, SARAH PANZAU.

04/01/2013


Presentation by Tim and Julie Harrington


Presentation by Tim and Julie Harrington to the district attorneys’ convention (the victims’ advocate section), profiling the JUST THINK FIRST Program and in particular, the personal responsibility video.

04/01/2013


ANTI-TEXTING PROGRAM


Hosted at the freshman center and on main campus.

03/01/2013


Sophomore Assembly on the topic of “teen drug use.”


Speakers addressed legal and financial consequences of drug use as well as the damage and changes that take place in the teenage brain. Allstate partners with JTF through grant.

11/10/2012


JUST THINK FIRST 5K Road Race


6th Annual Wakefield High School JUST THINK FIRST 5K Road Race and Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. Allstate partners with JTF through grant.

09/01/2012


ANTI-TEXTING PROGRAM


Hosted at the freshman center & on main campus. Allstate partners with JTF through grant.

03/01/2012


“Coming Together”


Community forum at the Living Arts Center; Dr. Scott Swartzwelder is keynote speaker; new video shown to parents and surrounding community; related vendors on hand. Area high schools invited to participate. The Wake Weekly partnered with JTF for this event.

11/01/2011


JUST THINK FIRST 5K Road Race


5th Annual Wakefield High School JUST THINK FIRST 5K Road Race and Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. Allstate partners with JTF through grant.

10/01/2011


JUST THINK FIRST: personal responsibility.


Release of 2nd video targeting teen substance abuse. Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison is interviewed along with Dr. Scott Swartzwelder of the Duke University School of Medicine.

09/03/2011


ANTI-TEXTING PROGRAM


Hosted at the freshman center and on main campus.

04/02/2011


NC Driver Education Conference


Presentation given at NC Driver Education Conference in Raleigh, NC attended by Sandy Gasper and Vivian Wells.

03/05/2011


VIP for a VIP Program comes to Wakefield


Assembly for the senior class in the AM. Wakefield partnered with Wake Med and local emergency personnel to re-enact a crash scene at the stadium for the whole school in the afternoon.

01/01/2011


Run for Young 5k Road Race


4th Annual Run for Young 5k Road Race in Raleigh

11/01/2010


“IT WON’T HAPPEN TO MY CHILD”


“IT WON’T HAPPEN TO MY CHILD” – parent programs begin.

08/09/2010


POWER OF A PARENT SERIES


PTSA EXECUTIVE BOARD partners with WHS ADMIN, STUDENT SERVICES, and COMMUNITY to plan POWER OF A PARENT SERIES.

05/01/2010


ANTI-TEXTING PROGRAM


Held at the freshman center.

03/05/2010


Prom Promise Campaign


Prom Promise Campaign.

03/01/2010


TEENFEST auditions


TEENFEST auditions for talent show with anti-smoking/ drinking message.

01/03/2010


Run for Young 5K Road Race


3rd Annual Run for Young 5K Road Race in Raleigh.

10/01/2009


JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race


4th Annual Wakefield HS JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race.

09/01/2009


ASA HIGH SCHOOL TOUR


Anti-tobacco assembly and presentation for students.

07/01/2009


Driver Education National Conference


Booth, presentation given at Driver Education National Conference in Charlotte, NC attended by
Sandy Gasper and Vivian Wells.

05/01/2009


STREET SMART


STREET SMART assembly and program for freshman class.

03/03/2009


Wolverine Baseball Fieldhouse Dedication


Dedication of the Wolverine Baseball Fieldhouse – built in honor of senior baseball player,
Steven George

01/03/2009


Run for Young 5K Road Race


2nd Annual Run for Young 5K Road Race in Raleigh January 2009

10/05/2008


JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race


3rd Annual Wakefield HS JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race.

09/19/2008


BEERESPONSIBLE ASSEMBLY


Sponsored by Harris Wholesale
Nationally known speaker, SARAH PANZAU.

05/02/2008


OAK LEAF AWARD


State PTSA award given to Wakefield High School for their JUST THINK FIRST Program and work done to raise awareness on the topics of underage drinking and safe driving.

05/01/2008


INTERACT OF WAKE COUNTY


presentation for PTSA.

03/20/2008


VISION WARRIOR, Scott Anthony Robinson


Sponsored by Partnership for Drug Free America – brought to WHS for Senior Assembly Day.

02/15/2008


BEERESPONSIBLE ASSEMBLY


Sponsored by Harris Wholesale – Speaker from Florida,
MICHAEL CHAPMAN.

01/12/2008


Run for Young 5K Road Race


In memory of Sadiki Young – Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, donated proceeds to JUST THINK FIRST Program.

12/10/2007


Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education


Rex Healthcare – presentations in all Healthful Living Classes. December 10-14, 2007

11/09/2007


MADD multi-media presentation entitled BROADBAND


Assembly and video presentation for the sophomore class.

10/25/2007


NCHS COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE


Hosted in Greensboro – presentation was given to counselors about the JUST THINK FIRST Program and the Choices Count video.

10/15/2007


The NEXT GENERATION POWER FORCE


The NEXT GENERATION POWER FORCE assembly and presentation.

10/13/2007


JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race II


2nd Annual Wakefield HS JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race.

08/16/2007


Five Star Commitment Program


Five Star Commitment Program for Highway Safety works with WHS. Fall 2007

04/29/2007


Wakefield HS Memorial Garden Dedication


Garden dedicated to students who lost their lives while attending school at Wakefield High. April 29, 2007

04/18/2007


Wake Up Wakefield III


The Teenage Brain: Use It and Don’t Abuse It. Presentation for parents and community by Dr. Wilkie Wilson, Duke University.

03/30/2007


MADD School Outreach Program


Assembly, video presentation for the junior class March 30, 2007

03/28/2007


WHS Hotline


WHS Hotline established for Wakefield students.

03/28/2006


JUST THINK FIRST: Choices Count


New video released to the public that tells the story of what happened to students who attended Wakefield HS, also addresses the topics of underage drinking and safe driving.

03/28/2007


Wake Up Wakefield II


Legality and Liability – Town meeting for Wakefield parents and community.

03/19/2007


Operation Drive to Live


Assembly presented to the senior class by the governor’s office – First Lady Mary Easley, government officials and Sadiki Young’s mother spoke to the students.

03/16/2007


K97.5 and The Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse attends Friday Fair


K97.5 and The Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse attends Friday Fair.

03/16/2007


Teen Fest Recruitment


Teen Fest recruitment at Friday Fairs.

03/03/2007


Dr. Manish Fozdar, Wake Med


Presentation to anatomy students; the effects of alcohol.

03/03/2007


Blackwater USA Free Driving Clinic


Students attend Blackwater USA Free Driving Clinic.

02/20/2007


Wake Up Wakefield I


A frank discussion on what we as a community can do to help prevent another tragedy. Parent and community 3-part series begins at the school.

02/23/2007


Wolverine Baseball Fieldhouse


construction begins.

02/13/2007


Wake County Sherriff’s Department


presentation by THE STOP TEAM.

01/31/2007


SADD school club


SADD school club founded.

01/14/2007


Death of Sadiki Young


Car Accident
CLASS OF 2007

01/03/2007


Think First: React Second!


Poe Center’s Drug Education Theater – Michael Atkins presentation.
January 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2007

10/14/2006


Wakefield’s 1st JUST THINK FIRST 5-K Road Race


1st Annual Road Race. October 14, 2006

10/04/2006


Wake County New Vehicle Dealers’ Association donates $10,000


Wake County New Vehicle Dealers’ Association donates $10,000 grant to Wakefield PTSA to help educate students about safe driving.

04/28/2006


PTSA Safe Driving Program


PTSA Safe Driving Program starts in Drivers’ Ed Classes.

04/28/2006


Alive at 25 Program and Assembly #2


Program was carried on throughout the day with student participation, ending with an assembly for the whole school. Wakefield partnered with Wake Med and local emergency personnel for the re-enactment of a crash scene at the stadium.

04/25/2006


Death of Ashley Riggsbee


Car Accident
CLASS OF 2006

04/24/2006


MADD Buzz-Free Promise


Buzz Free Promise given to students before Wakefield Highschool Prom.

04/10/2006


Wakefiled HS PSA


Public Service Announcement on drinking and driving aired on television.
Wakefield Highschool student, Chris Creech

04/08/2006


Safety Awareness Day


Hosted at Chris Leith Chevrolet.

03/04/2006


Deaths of Baker Wood, Steven George, Anthony Bostic, Tim Steinberg


Car Accident
CLASS OF 2006

04/22/2006


Character Ed Banners


Character Ed banners donated; hung in the school’s commons area. Spring 2006

04/10/2006


Sergio Mena


Car Accident
student left permanently impaired Spring 2006

12/29/2005


Matt Bell


Car Accident
student left permanently impaired
CLASS OF 2006
Graduated CLASS OF 2008

11/08/2005


Death of Steven Harrington


Stephen_Harrington
Murdered at Appalachian State University
CLASS OF 2004

07/28/2005


Death of Ben Cummings


Car Accident
CLASS OF 2005

04/25/2005


Jamie Kellerman Triple-A Award established.


12/05/2004


Death of Jamie Kellerman


Jamie Kellerman

Car Accident CLASS OF 2008

04/02/2004


Alive at 25 Program and Assembly #1


Alive at 25 Program & Assembly #1 – Program was carried on thru-out the day with student participation, ending with an assembly for the whole school. Partners were Wake Med + local emergency personnel for the re-enactment of a crash scene presented at the stadium.