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Shattered Dreams

 The Lorenzo ISD was host to the Shattered Dreams Program on May 6, 2003.

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Shattered Dreams 2003

 It's about drinking and driving...

It's about living and dying...


The program targets high school students and involves the dramatization of an alcohol-related crash on or near a high school campus, complete with police and EMS response, ER treatment, family notifications, and the arrest and booking of the driver. The crash scene drama is played out before the school body during a school day. Throughout the day the other elements of the "docu-drama" unfold. To give students a better understanding of the number of DWI-related deaths, an individual dresses as the "Grim Reaper" appears in a different classroom every 15 minutes to select a new victim (every 15 minutes someone in Texas is injured or killed by a drunk driver). The victims are taken out of class, made-up in white faces and dressed in black t-shirts to symbolize death. By the end of the day, Every student has one or more "dead" classmates being removed from his or her class.

The next morning, a wrap-up assembly is held featuring those who played roles in the previous day's drama, including the "crash" victims, the drunk driver, their parents, the participating law enforcement and medical personnel. Their comments and impact statements from community members whose lives have been affected by teenage alcohol use and teenage DWI bring a closure to the program and reinforce its dual message for the teenage audience - Don't drink until you are 21, and never drink and drive.


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