Miss Green Wave Teen creates School Safety Council

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Miss Green Wave Teen creates School Safety Council

Fox discusses her platform on Lowcountry Live on ABC 4 News.

Fox discusses her platform on Lowcountry Live on ABC 4 News.

Photo taken from @missgreenwaveteen on Instagram

Fox discusses her platform on Lowcountry Live on ABC 4 News.

Photo taken from @missgreenwaveteen on Instagram

Photo taken from @missgreenwaveteen on Instagram

Fox discusses her platform on Lowcountry Live on ABC 4 News.

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Cameron Fox, a junior AP student, Varsity volleyball player, and Teacher Cadet, was named Miss Green Wave Teen in the fall. She competed with the platform “feeling safe and secure in school” with plans “to be an advocate for better security and safety within our high school.”

This was Fox’s first pageant, and she is already making a change.

“Last year we had a scare around the school,” said Fox, “just seeing the reactions of other students, and my reaction as well, how scared and how crazy that experience was inspired me to make sure that our youth have a safe learning environment.”

On the day after the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, SHS went on lockdown because of a disturbance in the community. Although the threat-level was low, and the issue was not within the school, students were still affected by the stress of the situation.

As a high school student herself, Fox felt the need to to make a stand for making schools a more safe and secure place.

“I was invited to be a committee member on the district-level task force on school safety; what we do is meet once a month and we discuss how we can improve safety physically, mentally, and just through the student body,” said Fox, “I have also recently become a teen ambassador for a national organization called Safe and Sound Schools.

“Through them I have actually made an initiative within Summerville High School to create a Summerville Youth Safety Council, where we will focus on building closer relationships with teachers. We also want to show the difference between snitching and reporting to save a life, and also educate students in our high school on the physical safety measures and protocols that we have in the school.”

Fox is trying her best to make a safer environment in our local schools. She spends a good percentage of her free time working towards this cause.

“We are very open and we want more of the student body to be involved within our Council. You don’t have to necessarily be a member to be in the Council, you can always give us your ideas or express your concerns to us, and you can definitely message me on Instagram or Facebook and we can talk that way,” said Fox about people wanting to join.

The Council is all ears for people’s ideas and concerns, and their doors are open for students to join them in making schools a safer environment.

“I’ve definitely learned a lot about myself and my leadership abilities and my speaking & communication abilities, but in the school safety aspect, I’ve definitely learned that we have improved are physical safety measures and are protocols to make sure are school is the safest within Dorchester District 2,” said Fox about her since earning the title of Miss Green Wave Teen.

Fox has learned a lot of good things since becoming Miss Green Wave Teen.

“A lot of individuals believe that being in a pageant means you have to be skinny, beautiful, and wear tons of makeup and buy expensive gowns, but it’s really not that at all,” said Fox, “The Miss South Carolina organization requires us to all have a personal platform that we advocate for and that alone is just a lot of hard work and commitment and dedication to make sure that we ensure change within our communities.”

Fox believes pageants are not all about looks; they’re about what you do to make a change within your community.

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