top of page
Chris Lemone, Advisor
I am regularly in awe and inspired by the drive, passion, desire and commitment of TAG members to make a difference in their high school community. The thing I love most about the group is the importance members place on being diverse in their membership yet unified in their representation. Through the investment and hard work of the students, TAG has transformed from a small group of kids with a good idea into a well established, well respected part of the SHS community.
Jocelyn Schur, 2007
I recommend the group for anyone who wants their voice to be heard and is not afraid to speak up and reach out. Also, I recommend the group if you are tired of kids drinking and driving, and living recklessly. Joining TAG will allow you to make a difference by educating and supporting others.
Mia Backon, 2007
TAG has taught me a lot about myself... not just in the social sense and the things that people may experience in HS, but it has given me the opportunity to work in a large group and discuss important and passionate issues. I think that TAG is an amazing group because it truly gets you prepared for what is ahead in life. It helps you make the right decisions and stay on the right path.
Harry Rappaport, 2010
with my sister coming to the high school in a couple of years, I hope that my being in the Teen Awareness Group can give her a sense of responsibility. This is so that not only does she attempt to join the group, but she will also follow the example I will set by showing her how someone is able to get through Staples without making the mistakes TAG attempts to prevent our peers from doing. The message sent by this group has helped me make sure that my peers and I will always be safe.
Carolyn Weverbergh, 2010
In TAG there is this sense of trust amongst all of us which allows us to share our thoughts without being judged by one another. There is also a mutual feeling of respect each member has for one another which allows us to freely express our opinions and ideas. We all strive to improve ways in letting our motives be known to our classmates and through this joined unity we are able to develop the ideas of each other, enabling us to reach our common goals.
DJ Sixsmith, 2011
I am happy to have been a small piece in the major growth of TAG over the past three years, and I feel blessed to have worked with a man like Chris Lemone, as well as the countless group members. While we may be called hypocritical and fight often, the fact of the matter is that we are the ones serving the most important function in the school because we are the ones who carry the burden of protecting our classmates and friends from the dangers of drinking and driving.
Avery Watterworth, 2011
TAG has been a helpful experience in my life by allowing me to be a part of an organization that tries to stop a terrible thing that occurs in our everyday life. Being a member has allowed me to help reach out and raise awareness about the terrors of drunk driving. Thank you Chris and thank you TAG for helping me help others throughout my time at Staples.
Courtney Garzone, 2011
You might think that a group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors would get cliquey and broken up between grades but in TAG, just the opposite occurs. The bond that members of such a serious group like TAG form is something most can’t come close to competing with, and I can’t remember a day when I wasn’t happy to enter a room full of peers who wanted to make the same positive change in our school that I did. I am proud to call these people some of my closest friends.
bottom of page