Saturday, May 6, 2017

Prom: A Great Week of Leadership and Encouragement

Thank you to everyone who signed an Example Promise, spoke to the student body, encouraged one another, listened to Dr. McHugh's presentation, clapped for the student speakers and make healthy, intelligent and God-pleasing decisions this Prom weekend.
Here is a recap of the week's events.


  • Emily and Charles encouraged the student body to make God-pleasing decisions because there are so many great events in life to experience. 
  • Student began signing Example PROMise sheets as a way to show North's student body that many people do not drink or use drugs at Prom.


  • Jack addressed the student body and referenced Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” Later that day Jack was awarded the Macomb County Prevention Coalition's Student Leader Award by Macomb County Prosecutor, Eric Smith.
  • Example hosted a school assembly featuring Dr. Charlene McHugh.  Dr. McHugh, an ER doctor at St. John Providence Hospital in Detroit, gave a candid and compassionate presentation on the consequences of making poor decisions and how to make healthy decisions.
  • Example released this video reminding students that Prom can be so much fun and never has to include drugs or alcohol. 
  • Therese and Logan encouraged students to enjoy the excitement of Prom and life by not using drugs and alcohol.  Therese's genuine excitement for life and Logan's third reason for not drinking are why you need to watch these presentations.
  • While all the seniors enjoyed a day off school, Blaire addressed the remaining student body and combined compassion and common sense to deliver a powerful message about why refraining from drugs and alcohol is a good idea during Prom and every day.
By the week's end tmore than 150 students signed the Example PROMise.  Example also encouraged students to use #LHNExampleProm to tweet the fun they were having during all the festivities. 

It was so good to see students use their leadership skills and their compassion to make a difference. Students, parents, families, teachers, and administrators, thank you for encouraging these young men and women to make healthy, intelligent and God-pleasing decisions during Prom and every day of their lives.