Lincoln -- No Limits, Nebraska'syouth-led tobacco prevention movement, has selected 10 Nebraska teens to serveon its youth leadership board for 2013–2014.
NoLimits Youth Board members determine priorities for the program and planstatewide anti-tobacco events. The board encourages and assists local groups inorganizing activism projects in their own schools and communities.
DavitaDick brings six years of No Limits experience to the board. "I've learned a lotabout how Big Tobacco tries to hook teens on their products," said Dick. "As amember of the No Limits board I can use my experience to raise awareness acrossthe state."
Dick is a senior at O'Neill High School whereshe participates in drill team, golf, National Honor Society and Irish dance.She's the daughter of Sherwin and Dee Dick.
BryceAnderson is a junior at Ewing High School and is involved in Future BusinessLeaders of America, National Honor Society and plays basketball. This will behis fifth year as a member of No Limits.
MadisonLarimore has been involved with No Limits for two years, and this will be hersecond year on the youth leadership board. Larimore is a junior at BellevueWest High School where she's a member of West Welcomers and art club. She's thedaughter of Mark and Carmen Larimore.
TySawyer of O'Neill High School joins the board after four years in No Limits."I'm looking forward to helping lead No Limits this year," said Sawyer. "Wehave some new ideas and fresh approaches to sharing our message about resistingtobacco." Sawyer is a junior and runs cross country and wrestles. He's the sonof Brent and Deb Sawyer as well as Mark and Brenda Harrison.
SheriCrosier is a junior at Kearney High School and will serve her second year onthe No Limits board. She has three years of experience in the program. Crosieris the daughter of William Crosier and is a junior member of the AmericanLegion Auxiliary.
AutumnReineke, a sophomore at Wheeler Central High School, recently joined No Limitsand wasted no time in seeking a leadership role. Reineke is an officer in herschool's chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and activein speech, drama, band and choir. She's the daughter of Bill and Liza Reineke.
MalcolmHigh School sophomore Kiley Carroll is also new to No Limits. Her involvementin speech and drama will help her be an effective advocate for anti-tobaccoinitiatives. Carroll also participates in trap shooting and softball. She's thedaughter of Doug and Sheila Carroll.
CeciliaPonce is a freshman at Hartington Public High School where she plays severalsports and participates in band and choir. Ponce is the daughter of MartinPonce, Carey Ponce and Brian Kleinschmit.
MariaBasilio is a freshman at Wilber-Clatonia High School where she participates involleyball, basketball and track. Basilio is also active in Future Farmers ofAmerica and 4-H. She's the daughter of Otto Aragon and Olga Alarcon.
LeilaAlohaid is a freshman at Lincoln Southeast High School and is enrolled in theLincoln Entrepreneurship Focus Program. Alohaid is on the swim team, and enjoysthe culinary arts and babysitting. She is the daughter of Annette Alohaid, andis in her first year of No Limits.
"NoLimits is fortunate to have a combination of experienced leaders and new faceson the youth leadership board," said Jessi Huenink, No Limits projectcoordinator. "Each member knows the impact tobacco use can have on youngpeople, and they are all committed to fighting Big Tobacco's influence on youth."
Tolearn more about No Limits or join the anti-tobacco movement, go to NoLimitsNebraska.com or contact Huenink at866-FYI-TEEN (866-394-8336).