‘Prom Promise’ event returns to WSN

Published 12:51 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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The unimaginable can happen when drivers don’t use caution behind the wheel of an automobile. Even when caution is exercised, car crashes can be a life-changing event.
Students at W.S. Neal High School got a first-hand look at an accident scene last Friday as emergency crews created a car crash on the school’s campus in East Brewton.
Principal Todd Williamson said the event was a success at opening the eyes of students to results of distracted driving.
“In my day, it was drunk driving that was most common in crashes,” Williamson said. “But, no, it’s more distracted driving with texting and cellphone use. We wanted students to see what could happen. It just hits home when you have classmates who are escorted off in handcuffs or being placed in the back of a hearse.”
Williamson said the event was coordinated by Logan Williamson, a member of the Brewton Fire Department team.
“I just mentioned that I’d like to see this event come back after it’s been gone for several years,” Williamson said. “That’s all it took and Logan just took off with it. There were so many people that jumped on board to make this happen. We are lucky to have good first responders in our area. Anytime you need something, you better get out of their way because they are going to do everything they can to help.”
The event allowed students to witness the work of East Brewton Fire Department, Brewton Fire Department, Escambia County Rescue Squad, D.W. McMillan EMS, MedStar AirCare 2, Williams Memorial Chapel, Peach Ford, School Resource Officer Mosley, and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Prom Promise was executed last Friday ahead of the annual Prom event this weekend.
Prom for W.S. Neal High School is set for Saturday, April 2 with lead-out beginning at 6 p.m. at Coastal Alabama Community College’s Woodfin Patterson Auditorium.

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