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Students to take part in Prom Promise

by Geoff Fox

This Thursday, May 18, juniors and seniors at Hancock High School will be learning the dangers of too much partying after their prom, which is Saturday evening.

On Thursday morning, folks driving by the high school may notice some activity at the school involving first responders and a crowd of students outside.

Beginning at 10 a.m. May 18, there will be a Prom Promise event for the students in which first responders from Hancock Rescue Squad, Hancock Fire Company, and Hancock Police Department, as well as Grove Funeral Home, will show the effects of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and texting and driving.

Over the past several years during prom weekend, approximately 300 teens have died in alcohol-related car accidents leaving families and friends of loved ones devastated.

Prom Promise is an awareness campaign targeting teenage individuals planning to attend prom during their junior and senior years of high school and focusing on preventing those accidents.