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April 1, 2013

High School SADD 21 or Bust campaign seeks community support

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“The pledge will be placed behind the counter so everyone that comes in the store and attempts to buy alcohol can see it,” said Ajoya McCormick, SADD public affairs officer. “I would like to see not only people change, but the environment change as a whole. Hopefully people who are old enough to buy alcohol will not buy for those underage and they think before they act so they don’t make a decision that has a possible bad outcome.”

During the week of prom slated Saturday, April 20, the 59 high school SADD members plan to shock students with the consequences of poor decisions related to alcohol, drugs and texting while driving. Eighteen SADD members will transform into ghosts to represent the 18 teenagers that die each day and reenact a funeral scene featuring a casket donated by Williams Funeral Home. High school seniors will also watch eye-opening videos related to texting while driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. SADD students will also display signs asking parents, teachers and students to buckle up after school during a Click-It-Or-Ticket exercise. 

“In classes sometimes I’ll hear students who have seen the videos say how it’s made an impact on their lives,” Patel said. “We just want to make students aware and be safe. They need to have a designated driver if they’re going to drink, make sure they wear seat belts, and don’t get in the car with people who are drinking and driving.”

According to the Georgia Highway Safety website, Students Against Driving Drunk was founded in 1981 and the organization has grown to become the nation’s dominant peer-to-peer youth prevention organization. In a response to request from SADD students themselves, SADD expanded its mission and name 16 years later, sponsoring chapters called Students Against Destructive Decisions. SADD now highlights prevention of all destructive behaviors and attitudes that are harmful to young people, including underage drinking, substance abuse, impaired driving, violence and suicide.

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