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Dear Editor:


The Students Against Destructive Decisions club at Bryan County High would like to send out a big THANK YOU to all the different agencies that pulled together the Mock Car Wreck on March 18. Each year the S.A.D.D. club sponsors pre-prom activities to raise awareness about the detrimental effects that destructive decisions made by teenagers can cause. The mock car crash has become a staple of the prom week functions and serves as a vivid reminder to our teenagers of where they can be in a split-second if they choose to make a bad decision.

This year, we had two wrecked cars donated by Raulerson’s Wrecker Service. The two cars set up our mock car wreck skit. In the event, we had one group of teenagers who were supposedly headed to St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Savannah, and they pulled out in front of a family who was headed home from Savannah after spending the day shopping. Once the Bryan County high student body walked out to the scene of the mock car wreck, they were able to witness each agency from Bryan County respond to this mock wreck as if it were the real thing.

The Pembroke Police Department and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Deputies kicked the whole scene of the mock wreck into high gear when they arrived on site to assess the damage. The Bryan County EMTs were the next ones to reach the site, and they quickly went to work removing the "injured" bodies from the wreckage. As they were pulling doors open and questioning "victims" the fire department from the City of Pembroke and the Bryan County Fire Department arrived and began first response care on the "injured" parties working seamlessly with the other agencies already on-site. I believe the most poignant moment of our mock car wreck was when the hearse from Morrison Flanders Funeral Home pulled up to take the "dead" away. For once, I think all 518 students were quiet. We also had the Bryan County Emergency Management Agency representative, Mr. Jim Anderson, on site along with Ms. Wendy Sims from Bryan County Family Connection, and Mr. Bill Collins, the Bryan County Drug Free Coalition Coordinator.

Thanks to Mr. Collins and Ms. Wendy Sims who acted as liaisons and coordinators between the S.A.D.D. club at the school and all the other agencies who participated in the mock car wreck. We also wish to extend a special thanks to Bryan County’s Sherriff, Mr. Clyde Smith, for the use of his deputies, providing transportation to the S.A.D.D. students, and all the support to coordinate this important event! Thanks to the City of Pembroke for volunteering the use of their services, equipment, and employees to make a difference in our students’ lives! This was a fine example of how the people from the city and the county pull together to help everyone in this community! The S.A.D.D. club would also like to extend a big thank you to all the extraordinary men and women who go to work every day to protect and care for the people in this community!

Thanks again,

2008-2009 S.A.D.D. Club Members:

Cody Brown – President

Amy Walker – Vice President

Macie Sikes – Secretary

Shaunequia Moore – Treasurer

Brandon Bacon

Carolyne Bertrand

Brandon Eason

Chelsea Gallow

Meredith Hagin

Shyrae Lonon

Linsay Mason

Sarah Swicegood

Mrs. Tracey Foxworth -- Sponsor


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