Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Prom Week: Day Two

There were a variety of events today that demonstrated the importance of student leadership.  
The first event began with Jack Hilt explaining and encouraging the student body as to why he won't be using drugs and alcohol at Prom on Friday.

Hi everyone.  My name is Jack Hilt and I will not be drinking at Prom.
A verse that the senior class has focused on for a majority of the year is 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.”
Our decisions and our actions are a response to the love that God has shown us.  Don’t let social media or conversations that you hear fool you into thinking that drinking is the only way to experience Prom. For those who feel like you’re in the minority for not drinking – you are not.
My best advice is to stick with people that you trust, support and look out for each other.  Finally, my hope and prayer is that we all make good, God-pleasing decisions at Prom.  Have fun, be safe, God’s blessings."

After today's chapel message, senior Therese Kasper introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Charlene McHugh, an ER doctor at St. John Providence in Detroit.  Dr. McHugh addressed the student body about the very real consequences of making poor decisions. She used her 25 years as an ER doctor and her experiences as a mother, whose four children all graduated from Lutheran North, to deliver an informative, timely and very effective presentation.  

Later that day, Jack journeyed out to the Macomb Intermediate School District, as he, along with other student leaders from area high schools, was recognized for his leadership and involvement with Example by Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith. They received the Macomb County Prevention Coalition's Student Leader Award. Prosecutor Smith thanked and commended the young men and women for their leadership and their willingness to make a difference in their school communities.

Prom week, day two ended with a record number 123 students signing an Example PROMise.  

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: 
for his mercy endures forever. 
- Psalm 136:1