JHS Seniors Learn Consequences of Impaired Driving at Annual "It's Your Choice" Event
With Spring Break around the corner and prom night on the horizon, seniors at Jenks High School were provided with an eye-opening reminder of the risks and consequences associated with drunk and impaired driving. During the annual “It’s Your Choice” event, community partners and first responders came together to talk with students about the importance of choices before getting behind the wheel.
The Jenks Fire Department will give a demonstration with wrecked cars and the jaws of life. Representatives from EMSA talked about the “Golden Hour”—the critical time after an accident to save someone’s life. Tulsa Life Flight crews discussed their experiences at the scene of deadly accidents, and Dan Schaudt, with Schaudt Funeral Services, shared some of his interactions with families of teenagers who have lost their lives to drunk or impaired driving. Jenks Police and Jenks Campus Police were also on hand with drunk goggles so students could see how much their vision and coordination are affected by alcohol and drugs.
The ”It’s Your Choice” event has been presented for JHS seniors for 13 years in a row. Jenks Public Schools would like to thank the Jenks Police Department, Jenks Fire Department, EMSA, Life Flight, Schaudt Funeral Services, and Jenks Public Schools Police Department for their help and participation in this important educational opportunity.
Students experiencing impaired vision while wearing drunk goggles.
Trojans hearing from Schaudt Funeral Services.
Students watching the Jenks Fire Department using the Jaws of Life.
EMSA Paramedics explaining to students the events that take place while transferring someone from the scene of the accident to the hospital.