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Central Kitsap prom goes off without a hitch

Our senior prom is a once-in-a-lifetime event that was an all-around success. The Central Kitsap High School senior prom for the class of 2008 was not only fun, but also safe. The most important issue raised in preparation for this memorable night was the prevention of drunk driving. Under the direction of Mock Crash Chair Janice McFarland, CK Counselor Randy Templeton, MADD Coordinator Marsha Masters, and with the support of the administration and staff, the annual Mock Crash on April 22 touched the hearts of the students as well as the community.

Seven seniors participated in the simulated crash in which there were two casualties, a number of injuries and a drunk driver. The horrific scene demonstrated the importance of life and how fragile it is, no matter how young or old you are. This is the sixth year Central Kitsap High School has provided this assembly for the senior class before our prom and it is one of our most significant traditions.

We would like to thank a number of people for making the entire experience not only smooth but phenomenal. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue, Kitsap County Coroner and Airlift Northwest made the performance so realistic and we thank them for taking time out of their day to help. Thank you to Silverdale Towing and CenCom for their appreciated contributions. Thank you to Josh Diamond and Debbie Rice for the wonderful makeup, great acting tips and the great pre-show pep talk. Thank you to Josh Diamond and Tyler McFarland for being fabulous photographers.

Thank you to Leah Meadows for your bravery and dedication which has touched many lives. Thank you to Marsha Masters for all of the time and effort you have put into teaching us high school students something we don’t learn in a classroom — and otherwise refuse to learn from other’s experiences. Thank you to Janice McFarland for taking the time to help coordinate this event — your efforts are extremely appreciated. Thank you to Randy Templeton for the support you continually give this project year after year.

A big thank you also goes to Pro Start and Cynthia Blinkinsop, the leadership class and Diane Winger, Paul Stensen and the organization of the sound system, broadcasting and videographers: Sam Stevens, Wes McCoy and Carrie Rosendahl.

Prom was an amazing experience and the fact that there were no prom-related fatalities that night made it even better. We appreciate each and every one of you and it’s with heartfelt gratitude that we say thank you for letting us be part of such a moving and life-changing demonstration. We will remember it always.








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