WHS students launch prom promise campaignPublished 9:46am Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Washington High School launched a two-week prom promise campaign with the erection of a “Don’t text and drive sign at the student parking lot exit.
The Washington High School Student Government Association and Key Club started the campaign Monday. Students will sign pledge banners to not text and drive and participate in other activities that warn of the dangers associated with reckless decisions.
The campaign will conclude April 11 with a school-wide assembly where Tracy O’Carroll will speak with the students about her daughter, Sarah Edwards, who was killed while texting and driving.
Washington Pediatrics donated the high school’s sign. Similar signs are displayed on the campuses of Northside and Southside high schools.
Dr. Deborah Ainsworth said she was happy to be able to contribute to the safe driving initiative because students need constant reminders not to text and drive.
«I hope the sign will make an impact on the students and they take it seriously,” said
student Dylan Cutler said. “We›ve lost teens in our community because of texting and driving. We don›t need to think ‘it can’t happen to us.’”