Hudson High School counselor Nicole Carmichael and students Alison Chilcott, Madison Graham and Isabelle Mawby were recently recognized with C.A.R.E. awards.

The Six District Educational Compact C.A.R.E. Committee held its annual awards ceremony this month to honor individuals, as well as schools, businesses and community organizations, working to combat substance abuse.

Carmichael, a counselor at Hudson High School, was honored with a C.A.R.E. award for her dedication as an advocate for students and a supporter of her colleagues. Chilcott, Graham and Mawby all serve as Student Coordinators for HUDDLE, a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program at Hudson High School. They help coordinate educational and mentorship programs.

Hudson C.A.R.E. coordinator Kelsey Haggerty helped organize the banquet, where community members from other Six District Educational Compact school districts were honored.

The Bath and Copley Police Departments received the C.A.R.E. Community Award of Appreciation for the "Hidden in Plain Sight" awareness program. A number of Compact districts have benefitted from the free, interactive exhibit and program, which alerts adults to the dangerous or risky behaviors found in a teenager's bedroom.

The Six District Educational Compact provides College Tech Prep Initiatives, services and resources for the Stow-Munroe Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Tallmadge and Woodridge school districts.