LHS participates in Prom Promise

Karissa Blackburn kblackburn@civitasmedia.com

May 2, 2014

Logan High School juniors and seniors took the pledge to abstain from alcohol and drug use for the 2014 Prom Promise campaign. The project, founded by Nationwide Insurance, calls for the organization of committees in high schools across the country to create events that emphasize the effects of alcohol and drugs. Students are asked to sign a pledge form stating that they will not use chemical substance, especially on prom night.

Statistics show that during the months of April, May and June, more young people die due to drinking and drugging than any other months of the year. That is because of proms, graduation and celebrations that are associated with these events.

The LHS committee held assemblies Thurs. May 1 that featured Terrell Horton as a guest speaker. Horton spoke about how his life has been affected by alcohol and drugs, including the death of his friend who was killed in an accident during his freshman year of high school. He encouraged students to make wise decisions and not waste their potential.

The 2014 LHS Prom Promise committee members are Jacob A. Vance, Kyle Runyon, Seth Barker, Matthew Mayo, and Kevin Southers; the school’s chairman is John Godby.