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Lincoln-Way West Students Present Road to Reality
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hundreds of students, parents and community members received a glimpse into the severe consequences of underage drinking and driving during Lincoln-Way Wests Road to Reality presentation yesterday.

The five-scene reenactment of an underage drinking party and the consequences that follow featured 24 student actors, 12 student tour guides, 10 staff members and 20 volunteer actors from the community, including the New Lenox Police Department, Will County judges, and doctors and nurses from Silver Cross Hospital.

Road to Reality is a true reflection of our community coming together to take a stand against teenage drinking and driving, said Dr. Monica Schmitt, Principal of West. Its a popular event because our student actors do a great job of taking ownership of the message.

The scenes included an underage drinking party hosted by the cool mom who trusts the teenagers not to leave; a multi-vehicle accident where New Lenox Police use the jaws of life to remove victims from the vehicle and the driver is arrested; the hospital room where a teenager is pronounced dead; a room of regret where the student driver realizes the severe consequences of her choices and the court room where the teenager receives the maximum 28 year sentence for her mistake.

Will County Judge Bobbi Petrungaro said she was pleased to see so many parents in attendance because its an important reminder for them not to be the cool parent who allows teenagers to drink in their home.