SOMBER STUDENTS

SOMBER STUDENTS
SOMBER STUDENTS
 Obion County Central High School seniors Zach Tucker and Andrea Pickard, both dressed all in black and Miss Pickard with a painted white face to symbolize death, listened in one of their classes Friday as they participated in Dead Day with other members of the club SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). Several students participated in a Dead Day activity to show others what it would be like if a classmate was no longer there. Participants wore black clothing and signs around their necks that told how they “died” in incidents such as alcohol-related traffic crashes. They were not supposed to talk to anyone for the whole day. The “SADD” day at OCCHS was staged Friday to coincide with Saturday night’s prom at the school. The day’s events were also scheduled to include a mock car accident and drunk driving dramatization presented by SADD members and criminal justice students, but it was canceled due to rain. Obion County Prevention Coalition and Coordinated School Health representatives were also on hand to give students brochures about drunk driving and binge drinking. Miss Pickard, a SADD club officer, said the day’s activities were “an eye-opening experience” for students.

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