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A CKHS highway reality show

An “injured” Michelle Nunez is escorted to a sobriety test by Washington State Patrol Trooper R. Burkhart during a simulated accident scene at CK High School last Tuesday. - Photo by Rogerick Anas
An “injured” Michelle Nunez is escorted to a sobriety test by Washington State Patrol Trooper R. Burkhart during a simulated accident scene at CK High School last Tuesday.
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Teachers were trying to teach a different kind of lesson.

At all three CK-area high schools, educators have staged or will stage “powerful” mock-fatality car crashes, said event coordinator Marsha Masters, of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Kitsap County, who works as a physical education teacher at Olympic High.

“It’s a dramatic reenactment of what one might face as a result of drinking and driving,” she said.

l Central Kitsap High School staged its mock crash for seniors at the school last Tuesday.

l Olympic High School staged a mock crash for sophomores and seniors at Silverdale Stadium yesterday, Friday, April 18.

l Klahowya Secondary School will stage a mock crash for seniors at Silverdale Stadium on April 25, from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

The schools are coordinating with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and CK Fire & Rescue. There was a helicopter mock-rescue for the April 18 event.

On average, national statistics show that at some time in our lives two out of five individuals will be involved in an alcohol-related crash, she said.

“In the last weeks of school, during prom and graduation, over 1,000 teenagers across the United States will lose their lives due to drunk driving. It is the hope of the organizations and schools involved that the assemblies will provide yet another opportunity to make our community’s youth more aware of the dangers involved with drinking and driving.”

Members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Kitsap County, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington State Patrol, the Bremerton-Kitsap County DUI Task Force, CenCom, Airlift Northwest, CKFR, the Kitsap County Coroner, Gateway Towing and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) have helped with the events.

“All of these agencies believe that our kids are important. If we can save one student or one family from going through a terrible tragedy, all the time and effort is well worth it,” she said.

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