OKOLONA – Students at the Okolona Vocational Complex had a course on traffic and automobile safety April 4 thanks to a partnership of the OVC, Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Family, Community, Career Leaders of America club. Officer Keith Roberston was the guest speaker for the event and shared statistics on teen driving from driving under the influence and texting while driving to driving distracted by various sources. Roberson also showed a video taken of real teens driving and showcased the bad habits they used. He led the group in a discussion of how to be a safe driver. At the end of the presentation, students were challenged to answer questions on what they had learned and rewarded with T-shirts for correct answers. Gifts were also presented to students by Family and Consumer Science Teacher and FCCLA sponsor, Trena Smith, on behalf of the National Organization for Youth Safety. “This is a good time for us to have this type of information and conversation with our teen drivers because the weather is changing and school is almost out,” Smith said. “Students are getting ready for proms and summer time and they will be driving. They need to refresh their minds on driving safety.” Okolona Councilman Bennett Moore was in attendance for the program and said he found it, “very interesting and beneficial for young drivers.” The mission of NOYS is to build partnerships that will save lives, prevent injuries and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth and encourage youth empowerment and leadership. This is the second year the FCCLA and NOYS have partnered for National Safety month to bring information to Okolona students. OHS junior, Tyson Eddie, serves as President of the Mississippi FCCLA and said every time he attends the presentation he learns something new and helps him to be more aware of what he is doing when he drives. Mississippi FCCLA Vice-President, OHS sophomore Randy Shaffer, was surprised to learn that two-of-three teen passenger deaths are in vehicles driven by other teenagers. “That’s too many,” Shaffer said.
For safety’s sake
About Floyd Ingram
- City changes procedures for Parks & Rec cash receipts September 15, 2014
- City ignores AG opinion on clerk post September 19, 2014
- BETTY ATKINSON: Honoring the U.S. Constitution September 19, 2014
- MDWFP BRIEFS: Weapon changes for deer hunters September 20, 2014
- WEEK 5: High school football scores September 20, 2014
- Shempert/Norwood September 21, 2014
- Making their special day, extra special September 21, 2014
- Pontotoc liquor vote tied with five ballots out September 20, 2014
- Mississippi aims to apply for federal preschool grant September 20, 2014
- MSMS to host info meeting in Oxford September 20, 2014
- Tammy Pettit: I get that you and I know several others are upset...
- Lolette: Well since most people work during the week dont y...
- Carol Mac: I went to the Tupelo run, and I have some advice f...
- Candace R.: If that isn't nepotism, what is??? The solution ...
- Linda Huffman: Our home school policy is a joke. Some of these ch...
aberdeen amory Army arrest Baptist Baseball basketball Bruce business Calhoun City Calhoun County chickasaw Chickasaw County Christmas city County Court crime education Eupora featured fire floyd football Franklin houlka Houston ingram Jones Mantee Mississippi Money Moore Okolona Parker police Pontotoc Prairie school schools Smith Tupelo Vardaman west point Woodland
- RT @wcbiweather: The heat index has surpassed 100 in many spots today. Stay cool out there! #mswx #alwx #wcbi http://t.co/Lt2LRZTDcm 1 year ago
- RT @dennisseid: OSHA: 24 work-related deaths in Miss. last year http://t.co/lgEYYtK7ZR 1 year ago
- Speech pathologists work to better communication skills | Monroe Journal http://t.co/lyHLvb0OS1 1 year ago
- Mumford & Sons bassist has blood clot on brain http://t.co/4xNLMhxaif 1 year ago
- Mobile home fire claims one | Itawamba Times http://t.co/FHouwxbnsp 1 year ago