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CKHS mock crash actors thank the community

Senior prom, a once-in-a-lifetime event, was a success.

Central Kitsap High School’s prom for the class of 2013 was not only fun, but also safe. The most important issue raised in the preparation for this memorable event was the prevention of drunk driving. Under the direction of CKHS counseling staff, MADD Coordinator Marsha Masters and with the support of the administration and staff, the annual mock crash on May 28 touched the hearts of the students as well as the community.

Seven seniors participated in the simulated crash in which there were two casualties, a number of injuries and a drunk driver. The horrific scene demonstrated the importance of life and how fragile it is, no matter how young or old you are.

This is the 11th year CKHS has provided this assembly for the senior class and it is one of our  most significant traditions.

We would like to thank a number of people for making the entire experience not only smooth but phenomenal.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s office, Washington State Patrol, Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue, Kitsap County Coroner and Airlift Northwest made the performance so realistic and we thank them for taking time out of their day to help. Thank you to Silverdale Towing and CenCom for their appreciated contributions.

Thank you to Jeff Schmitt and his photography students for documenting the event, and Ms. James and her stage crew for doing make up.

Thank you to Marsha Masters for all of the time and effort you have put into teaching us high school students something we don’t learn in a classroom – and otherwise refuse to learn from other’s experiences.

Thank you to Randy Templeton for taking the time to help coordinate this event year after year – your efforts are extremely appreciated.

A big thank you also goes to Pro Start and Cynthia Blinkinsop, the leadership class and Tyler Hunt and Mark Ward and Paul Stensen for the organization of the sound system, broadcasting and videographers:  Jeremy Carlson and Silas Tolles.

This event demonstrates how truly supportive our community members are for our school.

Prom was an amazing experience and we are thankful for all of your efforts to make the night a safe one.

We appreciate each and every one of you and it’s with heartfelt gratitude that we say thank you for letting us be part of such a moving and life-changing demonstration. We will remember it always.

Sincerely,

2013 Mock Crash Actors

Kiara Blas, Eric Braun, Thomas Klussmann, Cody LaFontaine, Logan LaFontaine, Kim Robles and Paige Serwold.

 

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