Prom week is always exciting and fun. Seniors have a great event that lets them make great memories as they near the end of their high school career. During this week Example is doing all it can to encourage students to not use drugs and alcohol at Prom. Life is too precious to make decisions that are not healthy, that are not safe, that can jeopardize lives and that are not God-pleasing.
Students attending Prom can encourage each other by signing an Example PROMise that states they will not drink or use drugs this weekend. Our hope is that everyone can enjoy Prom without the foolishness and dangers drugs and alcohol create. The young men and women who choose not to drink or use drugs are not in the minority and Example is doing all it can to promote that message.
Each day before chapel a student addresses the student body and explains why she or he is choosing to not use drugs or alcohol at Prom. Example is also posting the students' PROMise contracts to let others know that plenty of people will enjoy Prom without drugs or alcohol.
What’s the draw to getting drunk anyways? You get dizzy, feel sick, and lose your inhibitions – basically, you do dumb stuff because you don’t care and then don’t remember whatever you did! Your innards become your outtards, and you might even be lucky enough to wake up in a puddle of whatever you ate for dinner the night before - doesn’t that sound like some fun! It leads to you making poor choices, choices you would never make in your right mind.
I’m here to tell you that the reality is that most people DON’T drink on Prom Night. You only hear about those who do. And you don’t have to drink after Prom to be cool. Don’t look for others’ approval to make you feel better about yourself. Choose not to drink and be able to look at yourself in the mirror on Monday and be proud of what you see, not be the talk of how drunk you got and the stupid stuff you did.
My name is Tyler and I have made the decision to NOT drink on Prom Night. I hope you’ll join me!