FRANKLIN - Two Franklin High School students have been chosen as members of the Youth Board of Directors for the FACT Movement, Wisconsin's youth tobacco prevention program.
Oliva Banach and Shreya Jain, both juniors, were selected for the role based on their "remarkable leadership skills and a commitment to spread the truth about tobacco," according to a press release.
This is Banach's second year on the board and Jain's first. They will serve a one-year term with 21 other students to provide leadership, guidance, and feedback to FACT.
Both have served the Franklin community through their participation, and leadership, in Franklin Youth Initiative (FYI), a group of middle school and high school students that promote healthy lifestyle choices among their peers.
“I am most excited to be a FACT board member because of the creative ideas I can bring forth as well as having more say on FACT decisions because I get to work on a higher, more experienced level," said Banach.
FACT is funded through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' tobacco prevention and control program and is managed by the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. For more information on FACT, visit FACTmovement.org.