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Special Programs Teach Student Safety

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Students at Sachem High School East recently attended special programs spanning a variety of speakers and experiences as part of National Teen Driver Safety Week.  

On Monday, Oct.22, a member of the Empower, Assist, Care Network discussed with all health classes numerous ways to stay safe as a driver. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Marianne Angelillo came to High School East to speak with health classes and the Students Against Destructive Decisions club about her son’s death in a drunk driving crash. Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Tom Indence and Deputy Sheriff Philip Doukas also visited each health class to discuss driving under the influence. Students learned the dangerous effects alcohol has on the central nervous system by wearing alcohol-impairment goggles and performing simple tasks. In addition, Isai Fuentes from Mothers Against Drunk Driving came to High School East to present the Power of Youth program, which encourages students to be safe and empowers them to make good decisions.  

Through the efforts of these individuals and agencies, students learned useful tips to remain safe within a vehicle as a passenger and while driving.