DuPont Latest to Partner with Rotary Club on Drug Free Schools Project

dupontPARKERSBURG, W.VA.—DuPont Washington Works became the latest organization to join with the Parkersburg Rotary Club with its drug prevention program in local high schools. Currently, Parkersburg South High School and Parkersburg High School have 200 students each participating in Drug Free Clubs of America (DFCA). Last year, the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation joined Ohio Valley University to offer college scholarships to students participating in DFCA.

“I am pleased to represent DuPont in contributing to the Parkersburg Drug Free Clubs of America.  The Washington Works employees recognize the significance of this social issue and the impact it has on our community.  We fully support the Parkersburg Rotary Club efforts in making positive improvements towards becoming a drug free community,” said Jay Valvo, DuPont Washington Works Plant Manager following a check presentation of $3,000 to incoming Rotary President, Jill Parsons and DFCA club coordinator, Bob Newell.

Drug Free Clubs of America is a voluntary program established in 2005, in which high school students with parental permission submit to voluntary drug testing. In all, nine high schools in West Virginia are participating in DFCA.

“We are happy that DuPont has volunteered to be the major recognizable corporate voice for DFCA in the Mid-Ohio Valley to insure a future drug free workforce. In addition to the funding, there are a dozen DuPont employees who have volunteered to grow the program and assist Rotary members in the schools,” said Bob Newell.

Photo caption: DuPont Washington Works Plant Manager and fellow Rotarian, Jay Valvo, presents a $3,000 donation to incoming club President Jill Parsons and club DFCA coordinator Bob Newell.