Prom season kicks off Saturday evening and St. Marys Area High School is sending a strong message to students about the dangers of drunk driving to ensure they return on Monday.
Making young drivers aware of such dangers was the goal of Tuesday afternoon's
mock crash demonstration as part of the school's Prom Promise program.
"We really worked to make this as life-like and accurate as possible.Â We didnâ€™t want to focus a lot of attention on the actual drinking and, instead, chose to focus on the consequences of those actions," said Ann Defilippi, SMAHS teacher and Prom Promise co-organizer.
The program began in the auditorium where students watched a 20-minute video featuring "promposals," students discussing after-prom plans, footage of the prom and after-party.
Students then proceeded to the lower parking lot where the accident scene was staged.