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Students give presentation showing consequences of driving impaired


Every 15 Minutes

The students at Eagle River High School will participate in  a powerful program called Every 15 Minutes this Wednesday and Thursday, April 24th and 25th, 2013.

Every 15 Minutes is an orchestrated two-day event designed  to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous and  devastating consequences of drinking alcohol and driving impaired.

Throughout Wednesday, April 24th, one  student every 15 minutes will be identified as the "living dead".   Police officers will read student obituaries in class, and provide death  notifications to the "deceased" student's family.  

Between 8:40 AM and 9:50 AM that same day  there will be a CRASH SCENARIO AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE at the Eagle  River High School student lot, where rescue workers will respond and treat  "injured" student participants.  

At the end of the first day, student participants will  be transported to a local facility for an overnight retreat to simulate the  "immediate and sudden separation from friends and family".

On Thursday, beginning at 11:45 AM, a memorial  service will be held at the Eagle River high school gymnasium.  The memorial  program includes the following:

11:45 AM Memorial Service  Begins

  ROTC Color Guard
  Processional of coffins
  Video of prior day's events

11:55 AM Guest Speakers - 2  ERHS students and 2 ERHS parents

12:10 PM Guest Speakers -  real DUI victim

12:40 PM Family reunion -  Officer Shackelford

12:45 AM Recessional

Every 15 Minutes provides students with a  powerful illustration of the devastating effects driving impaired or riding with someone who is can have on themselves, their friends, their families and our entire community.


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