Poffenberger_CarasellaThis past Monday marked the first day of assignment for our new SAFE  (Student Assistance and Family Empowerment Program) counselor Rebecca Poffenberger.  Replacing Brenda White, Poffenberger is now based in room 10.143.  As an Alumni, Poffenberger has a strong connection to the school and it’s history.  

 “So far, my favorite part has been returning to the school that I attended. The school has been rebuilt since I was last here, but some of the original buildings are still here. It brings back many memories,” Poffenberger said.

She went on to say that she had a great first day, even though she was a little nervous since she didn’t know that many people.  

SAFE counselors meet with any and all students on a drop in basis.  Their goal is to help students through personal, social, emotional, psychological, cultural, family and academic problems.  

The idea is that SAFE counselors can help reduce the number of teens abusing drugs, alcohol and tobacco.  They can also act as a positive outlet for those students who have considered suicide, and this is what Poffenberger aims to do.  
“I believe in giving 110 percent in all that I do.  Through hard work and dedication a person can achieve to their own highest potential as well as being role model for others,” Poffenberger said.  

Mrs. Poffenberger can be found in her office, room 10.143, or working out of  Rebecca Mooneyhan’s office, room 10.129.

By Carston Carasella

Hey, my name's Carston, and I'm a second year staffer at BoonePubs. My motto is fake it 'till you make it, and I love the movie Big Trouble in Little China. I'd love to travel to Minorca because that's where my ancestors are from. Some of my hobbies include working at the always wonderful Panera Bread, and writing. My hidden talent is that I can play guitar, and I wishfully hope to one day become mayor of Portland.

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