The Transylvania Times -

By Kate Herold
Staff Writer" 

Students Learn Life Or Death Lesson


Brevard High School Resource Officer Mark Ellenberger, who helped develop the pre-prom night anti-drunk driving program, gives a student last minute instructions before she attempts to make her way around the driving course wearing special goggles that simulate intoxication. (Times photos by Kate Herold)

On Friday, 242 juniors and seniors at Brevard High School were excused from their normal studies to participate in a lesson a little bit out of the ordinary. The lesson — drunk driving.

The one-day class, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), allowed students to experience first-hand what it feels like to drive while intoxicated.

School Resource Officer Mark Ellenberger and social studies teacher Nicole Owenby, who is also an SGA sponsor, thought up the idea.

The program was planned to coincide with prom night, an event that sometimes ends in tragedy when alcohol i...

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