There are so many fun and exciting activities that go on before Prom to make sure it's a great event: spirit week, hair appointments, nail appointments, picking up the tux, ordering flowers, assembling the perfect Prom play list, getting the right people at the right table, making sure the batteries in the camera are fully charged and many others.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
On April 27 nearly 200 people gathered in the music room to discuss the issue of underage drinking and drug use.
Nancy Donahue, prevention director for Macomb Family Services, facilitated the night's discussion. The panel consisted of Reverend Scott Benjamin of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Detroit, an Emergency Medical Technician and five, recovering addicts who shared their stories, struggles, experiences and wisdom with students and parents.
Statistics reveal trends and information concerning this vital issue, but the questions from students and parents, the panel's experience and the explanations from Nancy Donahue provided meaningful insights that help all in attendance understand and deal with underage drinking and drug use.
I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield...and my stronghold.
-Psalm 18: 1,2
Posted by Example at 3:38 PM
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Saturday's Example event focused on various relay competitions. Brooke's team didn't win the water relay but at least the ice water cooled her down a bit. Once again forty-eight teenagers laughed, ate pizza and enjoyed knowing that alcohol does not have to be included to have fun.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
If it's an Example night, there must be pizza!
Posted by Example at 10:08 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Don't forget about Example's town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 where a panel of experts will facilitate a discussion on underage drinking.
Posted by Example at 10:59 AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
· 20% of 8th graders report having been drunk at least once in their lives
· Young people who begin drinking at 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin drinking at 21
· 28% of 15-20-year-old drivers who were killed in car crashes had been drinking
What can be done to battle these statistics? Plenty.
Start by attending this town hall meeting as a panel of experts facilitate a discussion on underage drinking, how it affects our community and ways we can combat the problem.
e-mail John Brandt JBrandt@lhsa.com or call him at school: 586-781-9151 ext. 118.
Posted by Example at 2:09 PM