Mock accident drives the message home
Students at Minnewaska Area High School witnessed a grisly scene last Wednesday. National Honor Society students, in cooperation with emergency personnel and law enforcement, staged a mock car accident in the school’s west parking lot. While the event took months of planning and the efforts of dozens of people, the goal was simple: to make students put down their phones while driving.
Students in grades 9-12 watched a short video of seniors Austin VerSteeg, Trey DeJager, Mason Schlief and Emma Middendorf driving to school—a normal day. Austin drives one car, Trey another, with Emma and Mason as passengers. On the video, Austin gets a text message and looks down. read entire story. . . .