X the Text at MRHS

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uniors Sharik Gilbert of Northfield and Tiana Fogg of Linwood add their thumbs to the banner against texting and driving. uniors Sharik Gilbert of Northfield and Tiana Fogg of Linwood add their thumbs to the banner against texting and driving.

LINWOOD – Pledging not to text while driving, students in physical education classes at Mainland Regional High School April 17 filled out a card with their information as new or soon-to-be drivers. Rolling their thumb on an ink pad and adding their thumbprints to a banner emblazoned with “Texting Kills” that will hang in the hall, students were having fun, but were serious about their commitment to be safe behind the wheel.

Many students were also sporting a little extra bling as they left the table – a ring on their thumb that says TXTNG KILLS reminds them to keep their thumbs on the wheel and off their smart phone while driving. 

Language Arts Department Chairwoman Kristen Lavery said the students coordinating the effort to encourage safety behind the wheel are members of the school’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club. Lavery said Allstate covered the cost of the event.

MRHS was also the recipient of a driving simulator from Allstate. The simulator is used in driver’s education classes. She said the school is hoping to get a second simulator and use it in physics class, where they would be able to analyze data from accidents, and compute and understand what speed and force are capable of doing.

MRHS senior Mike Desroso of Somers Point sports the newest bling at MRHS reminding drivers to never text and drive. MRHS senior Mike Desroso of Somers Point sports the newest bling at MRHS reminding drivers to never text and drive. AJ Fortunato of Linwood adds his thumbprint to the texting kills banner at MRHS Thursday, April 17. AJ Fortunato of Linwood adds his thumbprint to the texting kills banner at MRHS Thursday, April 17.

 MRHS juniors sign a pledge card that they will not text and drive. From left are Chloe Stefan, Emily Burgos and Megan Somski, all of Northfield. MRHS juniors sign a pledge card that they will not text and drive. From left are Chloe Stefan, Emily Burgos and Megan Somski, all of Northfield. MRHS SADD Club members Quinn Glassey of Northfield and Ali Berman of Linwood enlist students to add their initials to the Mustang safe driver banners. Glassey said the effort behind the X the Text event is to get students to make better choices and be safe behind the wheel. MRHS SADD Club members Quinn Glassey of Northfield and Ali Berman of Linwood enlist students to add their initials to the Mustang safe driver banners. Glassey said the effort behind the X the Text event is to get students to make better choices and be safe behind the wheel.

 


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