MAKE THE PROMISE
Did you know that drinking and driving is the leading cause of fatality in young adults between the ages 15-20?
Did you know every 22 minutes someone dies in an alcohol related car accident?
One of the most amazing memories in high school is prom night. It’s a night to remember forever, dancing, friends, and pictures. It might be the only time you wear a dress/tux outside of your parents dressing you up and making you go to a wedding, a nice fancy dinner is expected, the attempt of trying to attach a boutonniere is a given. Prom night can be a little pricey, but at the end of the night you know all the great memories are worth it. At the end of the night there is one thing that no amount of money can replace meaning it’s priceless, and that’s a life.
One of the reasons Alcohol Awareness Month is held in April is because it is the beginning of the prom and graduation season, a time when celebrations could turn dangerous.
In 2005, the statistics show that the number of students who died in an alcohol-related accident during the prom and graduation months were 676 students. (This is according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.)
Over the years communities, schools, law enforcement, and even students have taken action to prevent such tragedy.
Most high schools host an event called AFTER PROM! The after prom tradition started in 1993, each year the staff and parents of the student undertake the responsibility of the after prom. The main goal is to allow the students to have a safe memorable night. The student’s do not have to attend after prom to go to the actual prom. The after prom is filled with prizes, food, games, and many other special little surprises.
Most recently, many high schools have tried to come together, to be stronger.
During the upcoming prom season many high schools are introducing “The Prom Promise.”
The Prom Promise is where the students make a promise to themselves. Many schools take a different approach, the most common approach and promise is “I Promise not to drive and drive.” The students all come together and make their prom a night to remember!
The A.R. Davis Insurance Company recently made a donation to Newbury’s After Prom!
The donation’s go towards allowing the school to provide a safe and memorable After prom.
The after prom is a safe, structured, and supervised by the After Prom committee of the Newbury Booster.
The A.R. Davis Insurance Company would like to wish you a wonderful and safe prom night!
BE SMART, BE SAFE, MAKE THE PROMISE
WHAT PROMISE WILL YOU MAKE?