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Wahoo FCCLA Promotes a Message of Safety; PSA Posted

Drivers who text are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident than someone who is paying attention, according to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institution Research Center.  

That is why the Wahoo High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter is working to make teens more aware and safe behind the wheel.

FCCLA, in partnership with AT&T, is working to end this threat to teen safety by hosting an “It Can Wait” day.  

On Friday, September 21, students watched a documentary about real individuals whose lives were impacted by texting and driving. One such story is about Mariah West, who crashed into a bridge, ending her life after reading a text message behind the wheel – the day before her high school graduation.

At lunch, all students and staff had the opportunity to sign the No Text on Board pledge from AT&T.

“Texting and driving is something that almost everyone is probably guilty of and no one is talking about. We don’t want to see our students become a statistic, so we want to do anything we can to try to prevent it,” said Mrs. Allison Kreifels, FCCLA Adviser.  

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Today, FCCLA includes over 202,000 students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

For more information about this program, or FCCLA, please contact Mrs. Kreifels at akreifels@esu2.org.

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