Students in the Wheeling Park High School Organization, Students Against Destructive Decisions, are taking the time to bring awareness to issues that could threaten the life of your teens.
Wednesday, the group of patriots hosted “Tie One On” an event where they took to the school parking lot and left red ribbons, provided by Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, on the windshields of every car.
The message they were trying to stress was “Please Return on Monday” following their Prom dance, and they wanted their peers to avoid drinking at all, but especially if they would be driving. They were also discouraging their classmate from engaging in any destructive activities.
It was all apart of an ongoing campaign they were doing in conjunction with the Ohio County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, “The red ribbons, are provided by MADD (mothers Against Drunk Driving) and they’re to promote teen driver awareness and proper driving procedures,” said Junior Shayne Myers.
Car Crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States, so Sophomore Angela Stevens said they want to do what they can to change that,”We’re trying to decrease the number of people that are in these accidents and are involved in them,” Stevens said.
The students have produced their own radio PSA currently playing on 95.7 KISS FM as well as distributing flyers around the school. Their tag line is”The problem with drinking and driving is the mourning after.”