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As part of their senior project, a group of North Oldham High School students recently hosted a two-day simulation of a fatal drunk-driving accident.
Caitlin Hagan, Jacob Grady and Olivia Cleary worked together on a project that brought in several local agencies to show other students the results an accident due to drinking and driving can cause. On the first day of the simulation, students witnessed police and rescuers at the scene of a mock DUI crash. Senior Allison Olive portrayed a student fatally injured in the crash.
Next, students attended a mock arraignment for the driver, who was charged with wanton endangerment, murder and driving under the influence. After the arraignment, a mock funeral for Olive took place, in which a casket was wheeled out onto the stage at the NOHS auditorium. During the funeral, Olive’s father, Mark, gave a eulogy. After the presentation, the group educated students on the effects of driving while intoxicated. They later handed out shirts to all juniors and seniors with their project’s slogan, “903...what if it was one less?” That number signifies the total enrollment at NOHS.