The student news site of Watkins Mill High School

The Current

Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

Junior+Julia+Crews+portrays+a+drunk+driver
Junior Julia Crews portrays a drunk driver

Junior Julia Crews portrays a drunk driver

Anna Liu

Anna Liu

Junior Julia Crews portrays a drunk driver

Anna Liu

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Anna Liu
Front of a statistic label SADD members wore.

On April 27, Watkins Mill High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members participated in ‘Angel Day’ to bring awareness and promote responsible decision making ahead of prom night.

SADD is a nationwide organization that aims to support a world where young people make positive decisions. The organization’s mission is to help young people confront the risks and pressures throughout their lives. “We try to help students make good choices,” SADD sponsor Ana Mitton said.

Members participated in ‘Angel Day,’ where students wear white to represent an angel of someone who has died from instances of drunk driving or suicide. Students do not communicate with anyone because they have ‘passed away.’ They wore a sign about the circumstance of their death and a statistic about drunk driving or suicide follows.

The purpose of ‘Angel Day’ is “spreading an awareness of.. people being more careful [about] their actions and their decisions on a regular life basis,” junior SADD member Tori Enamorado said. These decisions can include drunk driving, texting and driving, and drug abuse.

Angel Day is also to “help students realize the things that they do [have an effect],” Junior Kailey (Kitty) Pedapudi said.

‘Angel Day’ occurred the day before prom, using this as an opportunity to warn students to make responsible decisions on prom night. Junior SADD member, Julia Crews, portrays a student who died in a drunk driving accident. “You shouldn’t be drinking and driving especially with prom [tonight],” Crews said. “It’s a good message… to tell people: stay safe.”

Totaled car parked in the Watkins Mill High School staff parking lot by the Abandoned Auto Division of Montgomery County Police Department.

 

SADD co-sponsor Matt Johnson placed a wrecked vehicle in the parking lot allow students to recognize the dangers of drunk driving and texting and driving on prom night. Staff across the school have been warning students to make smart choices.

Prom night is one of the most dangerous nights for drugs as well as drinking and driving. “We want to make sure our students don’t feel that they need to drink to have fun. One little decision can injure life,” Mitton added. “Have fun at prom, but by all means, stay safe”.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    School

    Juniors come out on top in clashing of classes last Wednesday

  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    School

    Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    School

    Education changes as classroom technology evolves

  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    School

    Live update photo feature: electives fair

  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    School

    Youth Summit raises awareness for homeless in Montgomery County

  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    School

    Seniors sign NCAA Letter of Intent, commit to colleges

  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    School

    Colleges come to The Mill, help students save on visit costs

  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    School

    Electives fair introduces new classes, options for students

  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    Community

    Montgomery Village Foundation hiring student representative

  • Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

    School

    Homecoming heats up with decades theme in hallways

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Watkins Mill High School
Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom