Archer High School Archer High School Remembers Former State Officer

January 07, 2018
Submitted by Rachel Dunbar 

Archer High School FCCLA lost one of our past members in June of 2017 due to a drug overdose. Ashley Weisenborn not only served on the 2014-2015 State Executive council, but she became a role model and friend for anyone she met. To inform our chapter of the reality of drug use and addiction, we invited the Gwinnett Circuit of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision and Ashley's parents to come speak at our November meeting dedicated to Ashley. Chief Tripp Powers, accompanied by Officer Tucker and Mr.Brett Bramble, talked to our members about the reality and punishments of substance abuse. Then Mr.Bramble talked about his personal experience as a drug user and how he also lost his sister to a drug overdose. Mr.Bramble then discussed how he has a goal to educate America about drug overdoses, eliminate the stigma associated with drug use, and to provide hope by showing people that recovery is possible. He has currently walked once across America in 2016, from Delaware to California to accomplish his goals, and will start a walk from Key West, Florida to Lubec, Maine on January 27th, 2018. Archer High School is extremely grateful for the support of Ashely's parents, Mr.Powers, Mr.Bramble, and Mr.Tucker and their impact on our chapter's fight against drug use.