HOISINGTON — Hoisington High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club is promoting safety for teen drivers. Sept. 19 was the national day to sign up for “Don’t text and drive.”
At Hoisington High School, Amy Schmitt whose daughter was killed while she text and drove spoke to students. Karla Reisner, FCCLA adviser said, “Students wanted to do something for the national day. We partnered with principal, Meg Wilson and the students planned that they would introduce , make a sign for the students to sign during lunch and then hand out the pledge stickers after the assembly.”
FCCLA members also helped students to sign on the It Can Wait website and take the pledge.
Senior Rylie Linsner said, “It is important for us now to learn not to text and drive. There are tons of distractions already – we don’t need to throw our phone in there too.”
Senior Krystal Halseth said, “If we can get even one person to stop texting and driving, then the assembly was worth it.”
Students in Reisner’s classes were asked what they thought about the assembly and they said that they liked the fact that it was a real person with a true story and not watching a twenty minute video. The personal connection made it real.