San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

May 25th, 2010
SMHS honored for 'Shattered Dreams' program

052310shatteredFront, left to right: San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz,  San Marcos High School (SMHS) Student Council Advisor Yolanda Diaz, Shattered Dreams Chair Brianne Gonzales, Student Council President Miguel Arredondo, Student Council Officers Cassie Arebalos and Amanda Hernandez. Back row, left to right: Mayor Pro Tem Kim Porterfield,  Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Fred Terry and SMHS Principal Michelle Darling.

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The City of San Marcos honored San Marcos High School for sponsoring the 2010 “Shattered Dreams” program on May 21. The program is aimed at curbing underage drinking and its consequences.

According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), the“Shattered Dreams” program  involves the dramatization of an alcohol-related crash on or near a high school campus, complete with police and EMS response, emergency room treatment, family notifications, and the arrest and booking of the driver. The crash scene drama is played out before the student body during a school day.

The next morning, a wrap-up assembly is held featuring those who played roles in the previous day’s drama, including the “crash” victims, the drunk driver, their parents, and participating law enforcement and medical personnel. The program seeks to reinforce the messages of “Don’t drink until you are 21” and “Never drink and Drive.”

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