Members of the BCECHS service club listen to a presentation by guest speaker Pam Strickland.
Members of the BCECHS service club listen to a presentation by guest speaker Pam Strickland.

Archived Story

BCECHS service club hosts guest speaker

Published 12:57am Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pam Strickland, president of Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now, talked with Beaufort County Early College High School’s service club about the effects of human trafficking on our community.
The students were surprised to learn that North Carolina is currently the eighth state in the nation for human trafficking. The community’s location near the coast, farmland, Interstate 95 and military bases makes this a prime location for human trafficking.
“It was really shocking because it is not something that you think about around here,” said freshman Alex Amend on March 12 after the presentation.
Strickland informed the students about possible signs to look for in a human trafficking situation. She also encouraged the students to contact their local law-enforcement agencies about getting human trafficking training.
“I think that human trafficking should be publicized more so we can prevent it from happening,” said sophomore Aeryalle Williams.
The service club is working on a public-awareness campaign to inform the local community about human trafficking.

Editor's Picks

Staying safe during New Years celebrations

Whether you’re braving the natural elements and crowded streets of Times Square in New York City, or huddled up by a fire with your closest ... Read more

N.C. DMV process a work in progress

Last April, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles opened up a brand new, two-story facility in Charlotte. Gone are the lengthy documents of old. ... Read more

Honoring fathers everywhere

The third Sunday every June is the time to celebrate Father’s Day. However, it hasn’t been nationally recognized for that long. The first official Father’s ... Read more