Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Example Kickball

Nearly 90 people battled each other in the most intense kickball tournament ever hosted at Lutheran High School North.  In the end a Victorious group emerged by besting SuperNova Slammers in a dramatic bottom-of-the-fourth, come-from-behind win.
The Faculty team, Unvanquished, played valiantly and behind Miss Carson's pitching and Miss Haupt's kicking, were able to vanquish all foes until they realized a win in this tournament would disqualify them from international competition.  Not wanting to jeopardize their 2012 Summer Olympic hopes, they allowed Victorious to remain victorious.   
This marked Example's last activity of the year.  The Lord has blessed this group with students who love to have fun and laugh while at the same time promoting the message that alcohol and drugs do not have to be an inevitable part of high school.

Team Victorious won the tournament and took home the coveted trophies:  small horse heads on plastic sticks.  Ahhh, the spoils of victory!

See all the dramatic action from the tournament.

Monday, May 17, 2010

LOOK...and listen to Example on the radio!

The message of Example is getting out.  On Saturday, May 15 Example was on the radio show Our World His View for the entire hour. 
Pastor Brad Smith interviewed three members of Example and Mr. Brandt about the group, its challenges, its benefits. 
Listen to the podcast of this show!  Click on the May 15 show.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dont' Touch That Dial

This Saturday, May 15, at 9:00 A.M. three Example members will be on a live radio show, Our World His View.  Tune in to 1500 AM from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.  as they discuss the benefits of Example and the challenges of promoting a drug and alcohol free life in high school. 

Pastor Brad Smith of St. John Fraser hosts a Lutheran radio show and has various guests each week.  This Saturday Example will share its message to the world, or at least Our World His View's listening audience.

You can be a part of the show.
CALL IN!  The last half hour of the radio show is your chance to call in.  Share your thoughts about the important role Example has in the lives of young men and women and their parents. 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Graduation Party Drinking Dangers for teenagers AND Parents

Graduation parties are just around the corner.  Here is a great article from the May 6 issue of the Romeo Observer that warns parents and students about the dangers of underage drinking at these gala events.

Police to crack down on grad party drinking
Observer Staff Writer

If you're a parent living in Romeo who plans on letting your kids and their friends drink during prom or graduation, consider yourself warned.
With milestone events like graduation and prom on the horizon, the Romeo Police Department is cracking down on parents who allow underage drinking to occur. The department is also advising parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of drinking on prom night.
Police Chief Greg Paduch said he has grown concerned because the department has been hearing more and more stories about parents who allow their teenagers to drink at parties, especially those celebrating high school graduation.
"They think they're doing their kids a favor by not allowing them to go out and drive while drinking, but on the other hand allowing them to drink in their own homes is a liability," he said.
He said if the department catches word of a party where underage drinking is taking place and investigates it, they will cite the homeowners and teenagers and will contact the parents of those teens.
"It is not going to be tolerated, I strongly discourage parents from doing it," he said. "It is not a parent's decision to allow other kids to use alcohol."
He said parents may think it is all right because the kids are under their roof, or even if they take their keys, but this doesn't make it okay.
"You could have 30 or 40 kids at your house, you can't keep track of all of 'em," he said. "You don't know if a couple kids have snuck away or somehow gained control of a vehicle."
According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the number one cause of death among youths age 15 to 20 are motor vehicle accidents. In 2005, 28 percent of teens who were killed in motor vehicle accidents had been drinking.
Figures from monitoringthefuture.org show that around 90 percent of 12th-graders surveyed in 2009 said it was "fairly easy" or "very easy" to obtain alcohol.
The penalty for serving alcohol to minors is a misdemeanor offense regardless of circumstances.
Romeo High School's prom is scheduled for May 21. The following are a few tips from the Romeo Police Department about preparing for a safe prom night:
  • Know all the "hot spot" destinations that groups may plan to meet at before or after prom.
  • Discuss the school's prom rules with your teen and the consequences for violating them.
  • Do not rent hotel rooms for prom goers.
  • Stay up for a prom-goer's return home and let them know you'll be waiting.

 Residents who have tips regarding parties that may include underage drinking are also encouraged to call the undercover party patrol unit of the Macomb County Sheriff's Office at (586) 307-9375.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Example Kickball Tournament

The LAST Example event of the year is Saturday, May 15.
Get your chums, cronies and a chingu or two or three or more to form your kickball team for the Example Kickball Tournament.

· Each team must consist of only 10 players.
· Each team must have at least four girls.
· Register your team with Mr. Brandt. Registration for each team is $20.00. If you do the math, and it's so simple that even an English teacher can do the math, that averages out to $2.00 per person. Be sure to pick a great name for your team. The team with the best name is spotted 2 runs before the game even begins.  :)
· The first round begins at 5:30 on either the baseball or softball fields.

Not a kickball aficionado? Go anyway to enjoy a hot dog and pop and relax as the year winds down.

The tournament bracket will be posted as soon as all teams have registered.