The Students Against Drinking & Driving (SADD) chapter at Delia School was very busy on Thursday, May 25.
The group is brand new at Delia's school and they held their first ever 'White Out Day'.
"The students we do have in the group wanted to do a larger school event, so White Out Day seemed to fit for that and I think it went really well. We had lots of volunteers for it and it went pretty smoothly," stated Katie Suntjens, REACH wellness worker.
Students in Grade 7 to 12, as well as staff, volunteered to have their names put into a random draw to be selected as an actual victim.
"Every 23 minutes in North America a life is lost from impaired driving, wether that person was the one driving impaired. During the day, the kids have students and staff volunteer to represent a real life victim of impaired driving," Suntjens explained.
"Every 23 minutes, we go into the classroom and white out a victim. At the end of the day we gather into the gym and each victim is provided with a story to read out in front of the rest of the student body to determine if some of the victims were connected to each other or not."
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