By Daily Republic Staff
The Benicia High School Friday Night Live club has received the Alvina Sheeley Memorial Advocate Award from the Tobacco Free Solano Coalition.
The award was presented last week by Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson at the coalition’s annual luncheon meeting.
“I was impressed when seven members of the club confidently stood in front of me and the rest of the council, staff and residents of Benicia on (Nov. 19) and spoke to us about the effects of tobacco on their peers and their campus,” Patterson said in a prepared statement. “Speaking from a personal perspective, when youth stand up and tell adults who are making decisions about their lives and about their future, by-golly you will see those decision-makers make the right decision.”