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    The project I took action for was “No Drunk Driving”. The project was about how to transpose the fact that lots of people are dying and are getting into accidents and nobody is thinking about a way to find a sol

    No Drunk Driving

    The project I took action for was “No Drunk Driving”. The project was about how to transpose the fact that lots of people are dying and are getting into accidents and nobody is thinking about a way to find...

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    Jerry Delgado, Oswaldo Valentin, and Wendy Perez-Govea

    Class of 2022

    Dear Future and Current Drivers,

    Did you know that “Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in d

    Don't Drink and Drive

    Jerry Delgado, Oswaldo Valentin, and Wendy Perez-Govea Class of 2022 Dear Future and Current Drivers, Did you know that “Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes—that's one person every 48 minutes in 2017”(National Highway Traffic Safety...

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    • I think this is a great topic to bring awareness to Drinking and Driving. I agree and think that having signs for students around schools is a great way to do this. I especially like and think that it is great that you went beyond just posting on the topic. By you creating a hashtag and providing links to donate shows how proactive and passionate about the topic. I especially found this post important because learning about adolescence and brain development. I have learned that adolescents are more likely to make risk taking decision especially when they are around their peers. By having these types of advertising and post on social media is beneficial and is a great way to be proactive.

    • Dear Jerry, Oswaldo, & Wendy,

      This topic is important to discuss because it is significant to young and late adolescents, but it also applies to everyone who drives behind a wheel. Your research was well organized and I liked how you guys provided important statistics that supported your ideas. One statistic that really caught my attention was the one from Development and Advising in Traffic Safety, which stated that more than one third of adults and half of teenagers admitted to driving under the influence. This statistic is significant to readers and myself because it is a high number, and we expose ourselves to that danger when driving on the road. Another aspect about your research that I thought was really good was that it provided information on how this post is relevant to adolescents , and how they are more likely to engage in risk taking decisions especially when they are around other teens. Having that information really brings awareness too drunk driving and teenagers. Your ideas on using social media to bring awareness to this topic is great because many teens use social media. Thank you for providing us with important information on drunk driving.

    • “Furthermore, teenagers need to hear about these issues in order to make a drop impact in the teenage community because it has the highest percentage of accidents of drunk driving”

      I completely agree with this statement & I think if more teenagers are aware of the effects and repercussions that drinking driving entails, that would be a helpful tool in preventing future incidents. Growing up, as children we’re always told, “don’t drink & drive” but seldom are we informed of the why factors. I don’t think any age is too young to start educating youth on the life lasting consequences that drinking and driving can have on not only the drivers but others as well. By doing our best to make sure that adolescences know & understand the detrimental side effects of drinking and driving we can hopefully contribute to a decrease in this indiscretion that has taken so many lives.

    • Dear Wendy :
      I am impressed by your post “Don’t Drink and Drive,” because I completely agree with your theory that teenagers need to be educated in order to decrease the amount of drink driving cases and the amount of deaths caused by them. It is truly devastating to a family for a family to lose a teenager to such a preventable cause.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ In order for teenagers to not get hurt it’s impactful and total nonsense to lose you kid just because they were drinking and driving when their parents should have taught them to prevent these actions. Parents should make sure that they go through ground rules with their kids before letting them drive because no parent wants to lose their children at such an early age for a mistake that could have been prevented.” I think this is very true because if parents educated their children and teenagers about such important issues, it could greatly impact the rest of their lives.
      Another sentence that I agreed with was: “ People should think about ways to stay safe for example if they are at a party ways to get home without having to drive in order to keep others and themselves safe instead of endangering their lives.” This stood out for me because I agree that there are many ways for people to not drink and drive, many solutions that can be found. No one should ever have to resort to a solution where they are endangering their life and someone else’s life.
      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I read a very helpful article providing tips for both parents and teen on way to avoid drinking and driving at all costs. This is an example of one of the steps being taken to decrease the number of teens killed due to drinking and driving.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because there are many other aspects of drinking and driving that have to be addressed in order to make changes in the death rates caused by it. I appreciated this post and actually have a blog of my own dedicated to drinking and driving. Here’s the link to my blog, feel free to check it out for more information about drunk driving: https://fightingdrunkdriving.wordpress.com/

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    Wendy commented on the post, Life Goes On

    Gaby,
    Your poem really stood out to me since you are telling people to be strong and not give up with life. I think it was strong because many people need to hear “when good things fall apart, It leaves room for even better things,To fall together.” since people have some small moments in life and they want to give up with their lives. I thi…Read More

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    Wendy commented on the post, Surprise 'em

    Hanna,
    Your poem really stood out to me because you are telling people that they shouldn’t have to change who they are because the world expects them to be a certain way. The line that really stood out to me from your poem was when you said “live for yourself and no one else”. This line stood out to me because everyone thinks they need to be ac…Read More

  • Dear Adam Corn,

    Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to read my blog and leave a comment on my work. I think your suggestions were really interesting and I will look forward to asking some of the counselors their opinions. I think it’s somewhat confusing how we don't have as many counselors of color here in our school knowing that w…Read More

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