TI: Big Things Poppin’
by Timothy Chester Pazyniak, Staff Writer
Teen Institute is now in its fifteenth year, helping keep the halls of West Geauga
alcohol and drug free. The organization is dedicated to promoting good behavior
by not smoking, drinking, or doing drugs. The group consists of about 20 people
who live clean lifestyles and have good self-esteem.
The President of the club this year is Lori Sobolewski. Teen Institute meets roughly
two times each month in Mr. Jason Witherite’s room. Mr. Witherite became
the advisor three years ago and has never looked back. Teen institute is not a
nationally chartered club. It was started and groomed to prominence in West Geauga’s
own halls. If you are interested in joining, you have to join Interact to get
into the club.
The group does a couple of fundraisers every year to help support their organization.
Teen Institute sold the powder puff headbands last year and this year. The group
also painted faces at the Geauga County Fair to raise money. “The organization
is a great group of kids, making a difference in the world of West G,” said