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Senior actress Chelsey Lamb, who is being treated by area first-responders, portrays her role as a passenger who fell victim to a vehicle involved in an alcohol-related accident. Lamb, along with several peers, participated in a a mock demonstration as part of the local

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Senior actress Chelsey Lamb, who is being treated by area first-responders, portrays her role as a passenger who fell victim to a vehicle involved in an alcohol-related accident. Lamb, along with several peers, participated in a a mock demonstration as part of the local "Shattered Dreams" program. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver."

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Students, first-responders
bring wreck to life
to show dangers
of mixing alcohol, driving

The “Shattered Dreams” demonstration took place today, April 24, at Groom High School. The memorial portion of the event will take place tomorrow at 8:05 in the auditorium. Click the attached video for glimpses of today’s life lesson.

Student Council Adviser Cindy Babcock and Groom EMS Director Tacy Lamb worked together, using their teams of  students as well as area first-responders to show the dangers of drunk driving to students in grades six through 12 and to community members who gathered for the live event, which was held west of the Third Street bridge, just south of the elementary playground.

Student journalists will be adding more to this article and logging other pieces to follow-up this reenactment of real events that according to experts “happen all too often.” According to the Centers of Disease Control, “every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. ” In addition, the site states that the annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.

The video slide show at the top of this page highlights images taken at today’s event. The following links detail coverage of the 2015 “Shattered Dreams” event held at GHS.

Shattered Dreams, The Final Video

School Hosts ‘Shattered Dreams,’ Program

The Sights … The Sounds … as Dreams Shatter

Students Stand Silent, Attention Captured as Dreams Shatter

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  1. Frances Payton on April 24th, 2018 8:12 pm

    Great job everbody! I know your hard work today has made an impact on the students and will help them make good decisions. Thank all of you so much.

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