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2018 Winner: Harrison Peddle

My name is Harrison Peddle and I am a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte! I love working with people and encouraging them to make positive decisions that will impact them for the rest of their lives! During my sophomore year of high school a peer of mine passed away due to a drug overdose. The fear and shock that spread across my school led me to the creation of what I call the CORE Club. C stands for Character, O stands for opposing drugs, R stands for responsible choices, and E stands for expectations! To address the opioid crisis I believe that recovery and prevention programs must openly communicate with government programs and laws that encourage society to “LIVE FOR TOMORROW”. The CORE Club is an organization that I wanted to bring to my college campus! I challenge myself to reach more and more individuals each day! During my first semester of college I was able to establish the CORE Club on campus and begin recruiting members who will aid me in reaching out to students!

Reaction Statement: I am truly honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Whitley Law Firm Opioid Crisis Scholarship! When I received the phone call that I had won, I was totally surprised and overwhelmed with excitement! The scholarship will aid me in continuing my education and leadership as President of the CORE Club! With the Whitley Law Firm Opioid Crisis Scholarship I am able to continue my passion as I look forward to encouraging my peers to live a drug-free lifestyle!