Grim Reminder Sends Important Message

Drinking and driving has received a lot of publicity over the last decade, but that is now eclipsed by distracted driving—specifically, texting while driving—as the nation’s number one killer of teens.
Drinking and driving has received a lot of publicity over the last decade, but that is now eclipsed by distracted driving—specifically, texting while driving—as the nation’s number one killer of teens.
The SADD Club and Cultural Arts program is working hard to send messages to the student body to remind them of the dangers of distracted driving, driving under the influence, and using excessive speed when behind the wheel.
The SADD Club and Cultural Arts program is working hard to send messages to the student body to remind them of the dangers of distracted driving, driving under the influence, and using excessive speed when behind the wheel.

In the hustle and bustle of Walt Whitman’s busy hallways, as students were headed to their next class, they happened upon a scene that made them pause and think, and that’s exactly what senior Emma Kongevold wanted to happen.

As a grim reminder of the devastation brought upon victims and their families and friends, a grim reaper visited a different classroom during each of the 8 periods at Whitman and pulled a “victim” from the class. Each victim bore a sign of a specific destructive and distracted decision and was added to the final exhibit in the front of the PAC at the end of the day. The grim reaper and her victims reminded students in a graphic way, “Don’t be next. Don’t text or drink and drive,” as they made their way to homeward-bound buses.