Every day, a student dies from driving drunk. At Scott High School, the club SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) is devoted to ending drinking and driving.
The club, which has been around for three years, meets once a month to discuss the problem of drunk driving and how to end it one student at a time. Currently, there are approximately 20 students in it.
"I'm in this club because many teenagers are killed because of drunk driving each year; it's sad," said freshman Katie Elkins.
Freshman Brianna Adkins concurred. "I'm in this group to stop students drinking while driving. It's an awful thing that needs helped."
Erica Graffius, an English teacher at Scott, is in charge of the club. She said, "It's sad to read or watch about anyone dying while drinking and driving, but it's more depressing when one hears about a teenager who has been killed.
"I think teaching adolescents now that drinking and driving is a horrible thing, then later in life it can be prevented. If I have a chance to save lives, I'm going to do it!"
As head of the group, Graffius will bring in guest speakers, such as firefighters, policemen and victims of drunk drivers. The club hasn't had any visitors yet, but she is arranging for a policeman to come talk to the students as soon as possible.