The junior class officers at Effingham County High School were presented a $2,500 check from the Peace Officers Association of Georgia to support prevention of drinking and driving at prom.
Principal Yancy Ford thanked the POAG for their continued support of the program.
“If it reaches one child and convinces that child not to drink and drive, it’s worth it,” he said.
Marion Conley, executive director for the POAG, said the students have to work for the money and match the funds. She said Planters Telephone sponsors the funds that are donated to the high school.
Liz Allen, a teacher at ECHS, said the students will begin the week with “Dear Mom and Dad” where they will have to write their parents a letter in the event that something does happen at prom.
All week the students will have the prom promise banner to sign committing to not drinking and driving. There will also be a rollover demonstration, and guest speakers.