On Feb. 28 Mar. 1, the campus will host Shattered Dreams. Shattered Dreams is a two-day program focused on educating high school students of the dangers of reckless driving. All juniors and seniors will witness a dramatization of a car accident caused by underage drinking and driving.
“It’s not just about driver safety,” Ms. Lange said, one of the teachers sponsoring the event. “We’re emphasising anti-drinking and driving.”
Thursday morning, the reenactment of the crash will include emergency professionals such as the San Antonio Police Department, Fire Department and EMS to give the students a real-life experience. The victims, drivers and dead, all played by students, will be taken away in ambulances, airlift, police cars and a hearse.
After the crash, students will go back to class and discuss the dangers of driving under the influence and its consequences. The “dead” students will disappear for the rest of the day.
On Friday, the Shattered Dreams program continues with the presentation of a memorial service in honor of the dead students.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens 15 to 19. and with Spring Break around the corner the Mac PALs, NHS and Student council are ready for their peers to witness the Shattered Dreams program.