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Poth students react to Shattered Dreams


Poth students react to Shattered Dreams


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It’s as real as it gets. It’s an experience that can’t be felt from a video, a pamphlet, or a website. Shattered Dreams puts students face to face with fellow students covered in blood, lying in the street. The purpose of this realistic gore is to demonstrate the impact of a drunk-driving scenario.

The Shattered Dreams mock crash took place on March 10 at Poth High School. One of the biggest factors in Shattered Dream’s effectiveness is the actual crash scene witnessed by the entire student body.

Upon arrival, police, paramedics, and firefighters went to work to save the lives of the crash victims, ultimately pronouncing two seniors, Emily Archer and Lyndsay Lyssy, “dead.”

“It was very real,” said teacher Lynette Melton.

The day after the crash and the day before school was let out for spring break, there was a mock memorial held for all who died in the crash and for the living dead.

The living dead, who sported white painted faces, had to go through the entire school day without talking, to represent the statistic of the people who die every fifteen minutes due to an alcohol-related crash.

It was “life-changing,” said junior Anesha Guevara, “seeing all the families and the living dead and knowing that that’s the last time you’ll see them.”

The students who participated in the program were rushed away from the school in ambulances, the drunk driver in a police car, to the hospital, where their parents would see them for the first time.

“It was the scariest experience of my life,” said crash victim Archer. Senior Shelby Golub, who was also “injured” in the crash, had to say, “It was an eye-opener.”

Representatives from the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission debriefed the student body in an assembly on March 24, reminding them of the laws concerning alcohol and warning them of the legal consequences of drinking and driving.

The Shattered Dreams program is Texas-wide and offers a view into the ripple effect that drunk driving has on the community. The crash, memorial, and mock trial cause high school students to consider the consequences, almost as if the tragedy had actually happened.

Clay Rotter, a Poth High School sophomore, is a Junior Journalist. He works part-time at Rotter Graphics and participates in UIL editorial writing and current events, and is a member of the Poth Pirate Band.
 

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