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Lincoln-Way Central hosts Road to Reality
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12, Lincoln-Way Central High School put on their annual “Road to Reality” event. The event hosted six, 45-minute long tours from 4:30 p.m. until 6:10 p.m.

Road to Reality is a six-scene reenactment of a teenage drunk driving accident where students learn the consequences of drinking and driving.

This powerful event is designed to raise awareness about the physical, emotional and legal consequences of underage alcohol and drug use. Scheduled just before Homecoming, the activity addresses decisions students may be confronted with while driving.

The reenactment is targeted toward all students, but especially 10th grade students, in the hope that earning the privilege of learning to drive will be accompanied by safe and smart decisions.

“Over 60 Lincoln-Way Central students volunteered their time to be a part of Road to Reality. Thanks to their efforts and the help of our community resources we had another extremely successful year. Over 350 students, parents and community members came out to this year's event,” said LWC Associate Principal Dr. Beth McNamara.

“We hope that the information learned from Road to Reality helps drive positive and healthy decision making in the future for our students.”

The purpose of the activity is to impact student views on alcohol, drug and driver safety before they find themselves in a situation that requires them to make life-altering decisions.