Prom Promise gives AWM seniors a sobering reminder

Prom Promise gives AWM seniors a sobering reminder

Staged crash portrays very real dangers of drunk driving

By Billy Woods

WM School District The Academies of West Memphis Senior Prom was last weekend, but before the Class of 2018 and their dates hit the scene of the celebration, the West Memphis Police Department, West Memphis Fire Department and local emergency responders conducted a “Prom Promise” mock crash presentation to remind the students of the dangers of driving under the influcence of alcohol and/or drugs and texting while behind the wheel.

Also at the event, AWM senior Ryan Lewis was announced as the winner of an essay contest concerning driving while drinking or texting before the school's senior prom. She received a scholarship presented by West Memphis Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Jones.

Academies of West Memphis senior Ryan Lewis was the winner of an essay contest concerning driving while drinking or texting before the school's senior prom. Above: Lewis receives a scholarship from West Memphis assistant fire chief Jeff Jones. Below: The realistic portrayal of a fata crash and the consequences of drunk or distracted driving hammers home the message of safety on Prom Night.

Photos by Billy Woods

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