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Hamilton students to learn about impact of drunk driving

Hamilton High School students will see and hear about the consequences of bad decisions and driving May 10 and 11, thanks to the efforts of the school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter.

An assembly is planned May 10 when students will hear from several speakers who know first-hand the consequences of drunk driving. Students will hear from members of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Football Team who lost their assistant coach in an accident caused by a drunk driver. The football players will discuss decisions needed to be successful in college as an athlete and a student. A man who caused an accident because he drove a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol also will talk to students about the consequences of his decision. Hamilton forensics students will conclude the presentation by performing a reading about the loss of a young life due to drunk driving. The assembly will be repeated with one half of the student body seeing the presentation beginning at 8:40 a.m. and the other at 10 a.m. The presentations will be in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center.

The Sussex, Lannon and Lisbon Fire Departments will show the results of real-life car crashes and techniques to extricate patients from vehicles when doors won’t open. The demonstrations will occur May 11 during each of three lunch hours beginning at 10:30 a.m., 11:20 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

SADD is sponsoring several other schoolwide activities to help students understand how their decisions can affect themselves and the lives of others. The events are intentionally scheduled before prom and graduation to encourage students to stay healthy and be safe.

Hamilton is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.