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Hudson School District's AODA Prevention Coordinator Dana Krahenbuhl, left, and Director of Student Services Cory McIntyre believe there is reason to smile about the results of this year's Developmental Assets and Risk Behaviors survey conducted by the Search Institute. The more than 900 students surveyed reported a significant increase in assets like responsibility, positive peer influence and school engagement and decreases in risk behaviors like alcohol use, fighting and gambling. Photo by Meg Heaton

Survey says news is good for Hudson youth

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When it comes to teenagers, the news is often about negative behavior and consequences but the news is better in Hudson.

The Hudson School District recently received the results of the Search Institute Developmental Assets and Risk Behaviors Survey completed by 985 students in seventh, ninth and 11th grade in February. The survey has been conducted in Hudson every five years since the 1985. The survey has been administered to more than 3 million teenagers since 1990 in 45 states.


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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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